Explaining recent fertility increase in Central Asia

  title={Explaining recent fertility increase in Central Asia},
  author={Thomas Spoorenberg},
  journal={Asian Population Studies},
  pages={115 - 133}
  • T. Spoorenberg
  • Published 28 April 2015
  • Economics
  • Asian Population Studies
After a swift decline during the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union, period fertility rates have either been stagnating or increasing in all countries of Central Asia. In this paper, I investigate the role of data artifacts, population composition effect, economic context and shifting tempo effect in explaining fertility changes in Central Asia. The analysis is primarily based on comparison of fertility data from the vital registration system with estimates from other data sources… 
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