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By Ronald R. Rindfuss, Minja Kim Choe

This quantity examines ten economically complicated nations in Europe and Asia that experience skilled various degrees of fertility decline. It deals readers a cross-country standpoint at the factors and results of low start premiums and different coverage responses to this being concerned trend.

The international locations tested should not in simple terms assorted geographically, traditionally, and culturally, but additionally have varied guidelines and associations in position. They contain six very-low-fertility nations (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and Taiwan) and 4 that experience just about replacement-level fertility (United nation, Norway, Canada, and France).

Although fertility has long gone down in a lot of these international locations during the last 50 years, the chapters research the institutional, coverage, and cultural elements that experience led a few international locations to have a lot reduce fertility charges than others. moreover, the ultimate bankruptcy presents a cross-country comparability of person perceptions approximately stumbling blocks to fertility, in keeping with survey information, and govt aid for households. This large review, in addition to a basic creation, is helping positioned the explicit kingdom papers in context.

As start premiums proceed to say no, there's expanding challenge concerning the destiny of social welfare structures, together with healthcare and courses for the aged. This publication may help readers to higher comprehend the basis factors of such issues of its insightful dialogue on how a country’s associations, rules, and tradition form fertility tendencies and levels.

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For example, Norwegian men, but not women, are above average in Europe when it comes to allocation of time to children (Gauthier and DeGusti 2012). ” Obviously, more explicit information about the pleasures derived from family life, compared with alternative sources of satisfaction, would be very welcome. While such studies have been undertaken in some countries (Crimmins et al. 1991), multi-country studies based on comparable data are lacking. Fathers’ involvement in childcare and housework is a relevant issue when discussing possible differences in childbearing preferences, in addition to having implications for other fertility determinants.

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