Will the Stork Return to Europe and Japan? Understanding Fertility within Developed Nations

@article{Feyrer2008WillTS,
  title={Will the Stork Return to Europe and Japan? Understanding Fertility within Developed Nations},
  author={James D. Feyrer and Bruce I. Sacerdote and A. D. Stern},
  journal={Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family},
  year={2008}
}
  • James D. Feyrer, Bruce I. Sacerdote, A. D. Stern
  • Published 2008
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family
  • Only a few rich nations are currently at replacement levels of fertility and many are considerably below. We believe that changes in the status of women are driving fertility change. At low levels of female status, women specialize in household production and fertility is high. In an intermediate phase, women have increasing opportunities to earn a living outside the home yet still shoulder the bulk of household production. Fertility is at a minimum in this regime due to the increased… CONTINUE READING
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