Fertility Decline in Russia in the Early and Mid 1990s: The Role of Economic Uncertainty and Labour Market Crises

  title={Fertility Decline in Russia in the Early and Mid 1990s: The Role of Economic Uncertainty and Labour Market Crises},
  author={Hans‐Peter Kohler and Iliana V. Kohler},
  journal={European Journal of Population / Revue europ{\'e}enne de D{\'e}mographie},
  • H. Kohler, I. Kohler
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Economics
  • European Journal of Population / Revue européenne de Démographie
This paper analyses the fertility decline in Russia during theearly and mid 1990s from both a macro- and micro-perspective and presents astriking divergence between these two empirical viewpoints. While the formersuggests that the fertility decline after 1989 is associated with theeconomic hardship accompanying the transition to a market economy, themicro-evidence using the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey is to thecontrary. There is no negative association between labour market… 

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