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Handa, Sudhanshu (2000). The Impact of Education, Income, and Mortality on Fertility in Jamaica. World Development, 28(1), 173-186.


The socioeconomic determinants of cumulative and recent fertility are investigated with micro data from Jamaica, a middle-income country with low rates of infant mortality and total fertility. Infant mortality has a significant nonlinear influence on fertility, peaking at a mortality rate of 0.46. Both education and income have strong negative effects on births but the impact of education is larger; for rural women the birth elasticities are


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World Development


Handa, Sudhanshu