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Theoretical Explanations of Rapid Fertility Decline in Korea

  title={Theoretical Explanations of Rapid Fertility Decline in Korea},
  author={Doo-Sub Kim},
This paper develops theoretical explanations for the causal mechanisms of fertility decline in Korea. Fertility transition in Korea is divided into two stages: the first fertility transition from 1960 to 1985 and the second fertility transition from 1985 to the present. Theoretical explanations of why and how Korea has passed through the first and the second fertility transition are provided. The main objective is to highlight the causal mechanisms of the second fertility transition, and to… 

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