A Home to Plan the First Child? Fertility Intentions and Housing Conditions in Italy

  title={A Home to Plan the First Child? Fertility Intentions and Housing Conditions in Italy},
  author={Daniele Vignoli and Francesca Rinesi and Eleonora Mussino},
  journal={Population Space and Place},
In Italy, the existing literature on the link between low fertility and people's socio-economic status has been surprisingly silent about the potential role of housing. This study aimed at filling this gap. Are Italians who are better off in terms of housing security more likely to plan to have a first child in the short run? Our results suggest that there is a clear positive gradient between the fertility intentions of couples and the degree to which they feel secure about their housing… 

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