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The highly educated often have two children — childlessness and high numbers of children more commonly seen among low- and medium-educated persons

Julkaisun tekijät: Jalovaara Marika, Miettinen Anneli

Kustantaja: Turun yliopisto

Paikka: Turku

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Sarjan nimi: FLUX Policy brief

Numero sarjassa: 1

Verkko-osoite: https://fluxconsortium.fi/the-highly-educated-often-have-two-children-childlessness-and-high-numbers-of-children-more-commonly-seen-among-low-and-medium-educated-persons/

Rinnakkaistallenteen osoite: https://research.utu.fi/converis/portal/detail/Publication/174568715

  • Lifetime childlessness has increased among men and women with lower (low or medium) education. Childlessness levels in Finland are high by international standards.
  • Simultaneously, high numbers of children are commonly seen among lower-educated men and women. Often, couples with lower level of education have three, four or more children. This is linked to an increase in ‘multipartner fertility’, or, having a child with more than one partner.
  • Highly educated men and women are more likely to have exactly two children. Both childlessness and a high number of children are less common among highly educated persons than among the lower educated, and this has not changed.

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