Starting a Family at Your Parents' House: Multigenerational Households and below Replacement Fertility in Urban Bulgaria

@article{Ghodsee2012StartingAF,
  title={Starting a Family at Your Parents' House: Multigenerational Households and below Replacement Fertility in Urban Bulgaria},
  author={Kristen Ghodsee and Laura Bernardi},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Family Studies},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={439-459}
}
In societies with strong multigenerational links, economic uncertainty results in choosing to stay with one child, sometimes in association with postponement of first births (i.e., Italy) and somet... 

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