Digital and Computational Demography

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The Gender Revolution and Its Effects on Family Formation and Stability

André Grow; in Collaboration with Jan Van Bavel, Eli Nomes (both: University of Leuven, Belgium)

We study how changes in the economic roles of women in society over the last five decades have affected patterns of family formation and stability. Methodologically, we complement statistical analysis of survey data with agent-based simulations to model the underlying mechanisms.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Family Behavior, Fertility Development

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Grow, A.:
In: Simulieren und Entscheiden: Entscheidungsmodellierung, Modellierungsentscheidungen, Entscheidungsunterstützung, 59–83. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. (2019)
Nomes, E.; Grow, A.; van Bavel, J.:
Historical Life Course Studies 8, 1–26. (2019)    
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