The mid-twentieth century fertility boom from a global perspective

@article{Reher2015TheMC,
  title={The mid-twentieth century fertility boom from a global perspective},
  author={David S. Reher and Miguel Requena},
  journal={The History of the Family},
  year={2015},
  volume={20},
  pages={420 - 445}
}
During the central decades of the twentieth century there is ample though often indirect evidence that a significant rise in fertility took place in much of the world. In some countries with historic demographic transitions this trend change has been called the baby boom. Elsewhere it has often been called the demographic explosion. Seldom has it been addressed from a global perspective. The main goal of this paper is to study these shifts comparatively, assessing the extent to which the timing… 

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