Economic uncertainty and family dynamics in Europe

Kreyenfeld, M. R., Andersson, G., Pailhé, A. (Eds.)
Demographic Research: Special Collection 12
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (2012)


This special collection of Demographic Research —edited by Michaela Kreyenfeld, Gunnar Andersson, and Ariane Pailhé— is devoted to the issue of how economic and employment uncertainties relate to fertility and family dynamics in Europe. The collection is based on contributions to a workshop held in Berlin in July 2009, which in turn was stimulated by the onset of the economic recession in 2008. The collection comprises studies on how various dimensions of employment uncertainty, such as temporary working contracts and individual and aggregate unemployment, are related to the fertility and family formation of women and men in contexts across Europe. It covers studies on Germany, the U.K., France, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Israel.
Keywords: family
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