The Low-Fertility Trap Hypothesis : Forces that May Lead to Further Postponement and Fewer Births in Europe

@inproceedings{Lutz2006TheLT,
  title={The Low-Fertility Trap Hypothesis : Forces that May Lead to Further Postponement and Fewer Births in Europe},
  author={Wolfgang Lutz and Vegard Skirbekk and Maria Rita Testa},
  year={2006}
}
This paper starts from the assessment that there is no good theory in the social sciences that would tell us whether fertility in low-fertility countries is likely to recover in the future, stay around its current level or continue to fall. This question is key to the discussion whether or not governments should take action aimed at influencing the… CONTINUE READING