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An economic analysis of factors influencing fertility in the Pacific island countries

An economic analysis of factors influencing fertility in the Pacific island countries Factors influencing fertility rates in the developing island countries of the South Pacific are investigated using a simple model incorporating cross‐country data. Empirical results obtained provide confirmation that high infant mortality is significantly associated with high fertility rates. The results also provide strong support in favour of inverse correlations of family planning, urbanisation, female education and incomes with fertility rates. Drawing on empirical results, the major policy implication states that more resources are needed to allow improvements in the status of female and infant health. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

An economic analysis of factors influencing fertility in the Pacific island countries

International Journal of Social Economics , Volume 26 (1/2/3): 9 – Jan 1, 1999

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0306-8293
DOI
10.1108/03068299910229730
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Abstract

Factors influencing fertility rates in the developing island countries of the South Pacific are investigated using a simple model incorporating cross‐country data. Empirical results obtained provide confirmation that high infant mortality is significantly associated with high fertility rates. The results also provide strong support in favour of inverse correlations of family planning, urbanisation, female education and incomes with fertility rates. Drawing on empirical results, the major policy implication states that more resources are needed to allow improvements in the status of female and infant health.

Journal

International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 1, 1999

Keywords: Economics; Pacific islands

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