New University of Washington research analyzes global fertility trends. Photographed by Mustafa Omar/Unsplash.


The UW News highlights a study that Daphne Liu, a Ph.D. student in Statistics, and Adrian Raftery, Professor in Statistics and Sociology, conducted on declining fertility rates in high-fertility countries. The two nuanced questions they explore are: Is increasing contraceptive use or reducing demand more effective in family planning? And, is it the number of years girls attend school or the overall enrollment of children in school that makes education a factor in fertility? 

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