Fertility differentials among working women
Subject Area:Social Sciences and Humanities
The fertility of women may be related to a number of biological, social, cultural and economic factors, some being of greater significance than others. In developing countries due to increase in fertility, advances that occur in technology and development are nullified, especially when the additional population cannot be absorbed into the labour force .Reducing fertility is therefore of great concern to less developed countries like India. Demographers are interested in ‘Work’ or more narrowly in ‘Labour force participation’ because it interacts with so many demographic variables. For both males and females there are strong casual links between both occupation and marriage, fertility, migration and mortality. In this study an attempt is made to examine the differentials in fertility among working women.