According to Elina Pradhan, doctoral student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with the World Economic Forum, there is a negative correlation between female education and the total fertility rate (TFR). Current data shows that the higher level of education reached by a woman, the fewer children she is likely to bear during her lifetime (Pradhan 2015).
There is a dramatic difference in TFR between women with no schooling or education and women who hold a high school diploma. In Ghana, women with a high school education have a TFR of ? 3 children compared to women who have no high school education with a TFR of ? 6 children. Studies of the inverse proportion between female education and TFR are supported by many social and economic factors.
The opportunity cost of childbearing greatly increases with each child that a woman potentially has in her lifetime. Also,