Urbanization, fertility and child education in Sub-Saharan Africa

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JournalEconomics Letters
DateE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2017
Volume157
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)97-102
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Using individual-level survey data, we show that the urbanization process in today's Sub-Saharan Africa is associated with the fertility transition and increased investment in child education. This is consistent with the experience of the Western economies during their transition from a (post-)Malthusian towards a modern growth regime. The use of individual-level data allows us to analyze structural rural–urban differences, holding constant age and regional characteristics which are potentially confounding factors in regional- and country-level regressions.

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  • Fertility, Human capital, Mortality, Structural transition, Urbanization

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