EMPLOYMENT, EDUCATION, AND FERTILITY BEHAVIOR IN KINSHASA: SOME PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE**

David Shapiro, Oleko Tambashe

Abstract


This paper focuses on the links between employment and fertility among women residing In Kinshasa, Zaire’s capital city of over three million people. We use a unique data set to examine fertility behavior and fertility differentials with respect to educational attainment and employment status, among other factors. The analyses differentiate among women who are employed by someone else (the overwhelming proportion of whom are employed In the modern or formal sector), and those not Involved In work for pay or proflt.(1) In addition to considering fertility  outcomes, we also analyze the links between employment and education and key proximate determinants of fertility: age at first union, contraception, breastfeeding, and postpartum abstinence.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11564/7-0-418

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