Intergenerational relationships between women’s fertility, aspirations for their children’s education, and school dropout in the Philippines

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Jessica D. Gipson, University of California, Los Angeles; Archana More Sharma, California State University; Michelle J. Hindin, The Johns Hopkins University

This study examines the associations between women’s fertility in the Philippines and their aspirations for their children’s educational attainment. Specifically, the paper examines whether lower fertility among women is associated with higher aspirations for their children’s educational attainment.

The abstract is available here. This research is part of a series of empirical studies from the Fertility and Empowerment Network, which is examining whether and to what extent increasingly smaller family sizes in lower and middle income countries have empowered women or resulted in fundamental transformations in inequitable gender systems.