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Women’s Education and Fertility infographic

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SUBJECTS: Social Studies

TOPICS: Education, Family Size Decisions, Fertility/Mortality, International Comparisons, Public Health, Women's Issues

Graph shows connection between fertility and education by comparing nine countries’ fertility rates with their mean years of schooling. The graphic displays the often seen pattern that as schooling increases, fertility decreases.

Schooling data is from the Barro-Lee Educational Attainment Dataset (2010); Population data is from the Population Reference Bureau.

Graphic originally published on the Quick Trip to 7.6 Billion wall chart.

Graph shows connection between fertility and education by comparing country's TFR with average years of schooling