International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights From the Developmental Idealism Framework

@article{Thornton2012InternationalFC,
  title={International Fertility Change: New Data and Insights From the Developmental Idealism Framework},
  author={Arland Thornton and Georgina P. Binstock and Kathryn Mary Yount and Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi and Dirgha J. Ghimire and Yu Xie},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2012},
  volume={49},
  pages={677-698}
}
Many scholars have offered structural and ideational explanations for the fertility changes occurring around the world. This paper focuses on the influence of developmental idealism—a schema or set of beliefs endorsing development, fertility change, and causal connections between development and fertility. Developmental idealism is argued to be an important force affecting both population policy and the fertility behavior of ordinary people. We present new survey data from ordinary people in… CONTINUE READING
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