Female Educational Attainment, Labour Force Participation and Fertlity in Kenya
The main objective of this study is to provide the basis for determining the potential demographic effect of female educational attainment and labour force participation on reducing fertility. The data used for the study is derived from KDHS 1989. The study examines the relationship which exists between the independent variables (education and employment) and selected fertility variables. The methods of analysis used in this study include percentages, cross tabulation and chi-square tests. The study established that there are relationships between employment of women and fertility. It also establishes the relationships that exist between education and fertility. It is concluded in the study that if women are highly educated they will have the chance to persue job opportunities which exist in the labour market, consequently this may change their fertility behaviour.