Understanding the Global Transition to Low Fertility
Laboratory of Fertility and Well-Being, November 29, 2022
Vegard Skirbekk from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health offers a broad discussion on the evolution of childbearing across different populations in his talk.
Globally, women are having half as many children as they had just fifty years ago. Why have birth rates fallen, and how will low fertility affect our shared future? The vast majority of current research tends to be disciplinary specific, and few studies seek to understanding fertility change from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This presentation offers a broad discussion on the evolution of childbearing across different populations and how fertility is related to (changes in) our reproductive capacity, contraception, education, religion, partnering, policies, economics, assisted reproduction, and catastrophes. The audience will explore the future of family size and its impact on human welfare, women's empowerment and the environment. The presentation discusses the net impacts of low fertility regimes, recognizing the challenges of population aging and "coincidental" childlessness and seeks to give an integrative examination of one of the most important issues of our time.
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Online Seminar Talk, November, 29th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Rostock time)