Economic and Social Demography
How Do Economic and Social Conditions Influence Demographic Behaviour?
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Nearly half the world’s population live in countries with below-replacement fertility. The most important questions for these countries are whether fertility will start to rise again, and, if so, under what circumstances. The laboratory studies the causes and consequences of low fertility, addresses the dynamics of union formation and dissolution, and seeks to unravel the social and economic determinants of fertility and family change. The lab is also committed to employing formal demographic methods that can be used to generate new and sound measures of fertility change.Detailed description
Family and Partnership in eastern and western Germany: Things staying different after all? (in German) - Familie und Partnerschaft in Ost- und Westdeutschland: Ähnlich und doch immer noch anders, Sonderheft ZfF, 12/2012, ISBN 978-3-8474-0041-7
Economic uncertainty and family dynamics in Europe, Demographic Research, Special Collection, 20 December 2012
Latest Press Release of the Laboratory
1.6 Children per Woman: For the first time, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research presents corrected birth rates that are considerably higher than the official figures. (02.09.2011)