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The Emergence of Lowest‐Low Fertility in Europe During the 1990s
Lowest‐low fertility, defined as a period total fertility rate at or below 1.3, has rapidly spread in Europe during the 1990s. This article traces the emergence of this new phenomenon to the
Advances in development reverse fertility declines
A reversal of fertility decline as a result of continued economic and social development has the potential to slow the rates of population ageing, thereby ameliorating the social and economic problems that have been associated with the emergence and persistence of very low fertility.
Leaving home: a comparative analysis of ECHP data
We use three waves of the European Community Household Panel (ECHP) to analyse the impact of employment, earnings, household income, and welfare on young adults' decision to leave the parental home.
Re‐theorizing Family Demographics
type="main"> Two dominant theories within family research foresee a long-term decline in marriage, fertility, and partner stability. They also assume that this “less-family” scenario will be
Towards a new pattern of transition to adulthood
Abstract Recent theories about social and demographic change, such as individualization and the Second Demographic Transition, embed the notion of a convergence towards a specific ideal-typical
Patterns of low and lowest-low fertility in Europe
The analyses show that the cross-country correlations in Europe between total fertility and the total first marriage rate, the proportion of extramarital births, and the labour force participation of women reversed during the period from 1975 to 1999.
Generations and Gender Survey (GGS): Towards a better understanding of relationships and processes in the life course
The Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) is one of the two pillars of the Generations and Gender Programme designed to improve understanding of demographic and social development and of the factors
Fertility in Advanced Societies: A Review of Research
This paper provides a review of fertility research in advanced societies, societies in which birth control is the default option, and summarizes how contemporary research has explained ongoing and expected fertility changes across time and space.
Becoming an Adult in Europe: A Macro(/Micro)-Demographic Perspective
Extreme cases in demography are important challenges for researchers, and the still important heterogeneity of European societies is a blessing for scholars interested in studying the importance of
Population—The long view
This special issue of Population Studies is the outcome of invitations to a number of scholars in demographic and related sciences to contribute to an exploration of large-scale, long-term, interdisciplinary population problems, and aims to help put the ‘population’ back into ‘ population studies’.