Anchored narratives: the story and findings of half a century of research into the determinants of fertility.

@article{Kaa1996AnchoredNT,
  title={Anchored narratives: the story and findings of half a century of research into the determinants of fertility.},
  author={Dirk J van de Kaa},
  journal={Population studies},
  year={1996},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={389-432}
}
This paper reviews half a century of research into the determinants of fertility. It is argued that the quest for the determinants of fertility behaviour and change during that period can best be interpreted as the development of a series of sub-narratives from different disciplinary perspectives and orientations. These are normally based upon the initial narrative of the demographic transition and usually take the form of a verbal theory illustrated by a 'box and arrow' diagram. On occasions… CONTINUE READING