Presentation Title

Decreasing Agricultural-Sector Employment and its Effect on Fertility Rates in Mexico

Advisor Information

John Dogbey

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 231

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 3:30 PM

Abstract

Employment in agricultural plays an increasingly smaller role in the Mexican economy as its economy develops. Drawing on data from the World Bank and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, this paper studies the effect that the decreasing percentage of women working in agricultural has on the total fertility rate. Using time-series data and ordinary least squares regression while controlling for growth in per capita GDP, education, and contraceptive prevalence shows a direct relationship between women’s employment in agriculture and total fertility. As developing countries in Latin America assess demographic changes, understanding the determinants of fertility choices is integral so that governmental policies can best allocate education and family planning resources.

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Decreasing Agricultural-Sector Employment and its Effect on Fertility Rates in Mexico

UNO Criss Library, Room 231

Employment in agricultural plays an increasingly smaller role in the Mexican economy as its economy develops. Drawing on data from the World Bank and the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía, this paper studies the effect that the decreasing percentage of women working in agricultural has on the total fertility rate. Using time-series data and ordinary least squares regression while controlling for growth in per capita GDP, education, and contraceptive prevalence shows a direct relationship between women’s employment in agriculture and total fertility. As developing countries in Latin America assess demographic changes, understanding the determinants of fertility choices is integral so that governmental policies can best allocate education and family planning resources.