E3S Web Conf.
Volume 251, 20212021 International Conference on Tourism, Economy and Environmental Sustainability (TEES 2021)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Analysis of Energy Industry Economy and Consumption Structure Model|
|Published online||15 April 2021|
An Analysis on Female Education Level, Income and Fertility Rate in China
1 Department of Economics and Management, Shantou Polytechnic, Shantou 515000, Guangdong, China
2 Guangdong Key Laboratory of Environmental Pollution and Health, School of Environment, Jinan University, Guangzhou 511443, Guangdong, China
The present population economic theories are all established at a hypothesis: parents are fully rational in decisions at every birth. The hypothesis is actually contradicted with the reality. This paper attempts to explain the fertility behavior of persons with different cultural degrees and income levels without the fully rational hypothesis. The paper puts forward a hypothesis that fertility rate has negative correlation with cultural degree, and proves it through two routes. One is higher cultural degree means longer education duration, which must occupy female reproductive period. The other route is that persons who get higher cultural degree are generally more rational, therefore less accidental pregnancy and childbearing occur.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.