The Education Revolution

Goujon, A. ORCID: (2022). The Education Revolution. In: International Handbook of Population Policies. Eds. May, J.F. & Goldstone, J.A., pp. 665-680 Springer. ISBN 978-3-031-02040-7 10.1007/978-3-031-02040-7_30.

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While the link between better health, on the one hand, and lower fertility and higher educational attainment levels, on the other, has been well established, the critical impact of education achievements on population trends and structure is often overlooked at the policy level. This chapter first describes how education programs and policies that were instituted as part of international development programs, particularly for young women, have contributed to decrease total fertility rates in low- and middle-income countries. Next, the chapter discusses current trends in education in international development programs and how they will affect fertility trends in the coming decades. Thereafter, the chapter looks at higher-income economies, like Japan or South Korea, where the population has declined along with the attainment of higher levels of educational (a phenomenon often related to the high cost of higher education). Along those lines, the chapter examines education policies that have been enacted to counteract the impacts of reduced fertility rates.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 08:58
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 08:58

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