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Family Policies and the Western European Fertility Divide: Insights from a Natural Experiment in Belgium
Countries in Northwestern Europe, including Belgium, report cohort fertility levels of close to two children per woman; whereas Central European countries, such as Germany, have levels of around 1.6Expand
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Spatial Analysis of the Causes of Fertility Decline in Prussia
type="main"> This article contributes to the geographic analysis of fertility decline in the demographic transition in Europe. We reanalyze Galloway, Hammel, and Lee's (1994) Prussian data withExpand
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Spatial Variation of Sub-national Fertility Trends in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Sub-national trends in fertility are of great importance for policy makers and regional planners. This paper aims to provide a theoretical and empirical frame- work for policy makers, taking intoExpand
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Spatial inequalities in infant survival at an early stage of the longevity revolution: A pan-European view across 5000+ regions and localities in 1910
Background: Spatial inequalities in human development are of great concern to international organisations and national governments. Demographic indicators like the infant mortality rate are importantExpand
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The Patriarchy Index: A New Measure of Gender and Generational Inequalities in the Past
This article presents a new measure of family-driven age- and gender-related inequalities. This composite measure, which we call the Patriarchy Index, combines a range of variables related toExpand
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Culture revisited: a geographic analysis of fertility decline in Prussia
In this paper, we re-introduce geography into the analysis of fertility decline in the first demographic transition in Europe. We reanalyze Galloway et al.'s (1994) Prussian data, fitting structuralExpand
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The long-standing demographic East-West-divide in Germany
Over the last decades numerous studies have dealt with demographic differences between the former communist eastern part of Germany and western Germany. Although the demography of these two regionsExpand
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Exploring the role of communication in shaping fertility transition patterns in space and time
The fertility decline during the demographic transition is often viewed within the frameworks of innovation and adjustment. According to the innovation perspective, this process is mostly driven byExpand
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The Mass Emigration Context of Lithuania: Patterns and Policy Options
Lithuania represents one of the rare cases in which a state with relatively high standards for maintaining population statistics is experiencing mass emigration. In light of the policy initiativesExpand
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Formation and realisation of moving intentions across the adult life course
In the theoretical discussion on migration and moving behaviour, it is frequently argued that life course events such as the birth of a child or entry into retirement can act as potential triggersExpand
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