Contemporary research on European fertility: introduction
Demographic Research, S3:1, 1–13 (2004)
This paper introduces a collection of related studies on different aspects of research on European fertility and family dynamics. The authors who have contributed to this special volume presented their papers at a working party at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, April 2004. This collection has been produced in honor of Jan M. Hoem for his 65th birthday. It provides an overview of important approaches to, and relevant topics of European fertility research, as well as a number of case studies researching European fertility. In this introduction, we first give a brief summary of the present state of arts in fertility research in Europe, and we then proceed with an overview of the articles of the volume.
Keywords: Europe, fertility