Fertility and Well-Being

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Family Formation in Comparative Perspective

Andres Castro, Mathias Lerch; in Collaboration with Trude Lappegård (University of Oslo / Statistics Norway, Oslo, Norway), Sebastian Klüsener (Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany), Daniele Vignoli (University of Florence, Italy), Mikołaj Szołtysek (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany), Siegfried Gruber (University of Graz, Austria), Radoslaw Poniat (University of Bialystok, Poland), Hans-Peter Kohler, Frank F. Furstenberg (both: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA)

Family formation processes have undergone some drastic changes over time, currently showing variations across countries and regions. These variations reflect in part long-standing differences. This project explores the determinants and the potential consequences of continuity and change in family formation patterns.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Family Behavior, Fertility Development

Region keywords:

Europe, Russian Federation


Szołtysek, M.; Poniat, R.; Klüsener, S.; Gruber, S.:
In: Cliometrics of the family, 83–119. Cham: Springer. (2019)
Lappegård, T.; Klüsener, S.; Vignoli, D.:
Population, Space and Place 24:2, e2088–e2088. (2018)    
Szołtysek, M.; Klüsener, S.; Poniat, R.; Gruber, S.:
Cross-Cultural Research 51:3, 228–262. (2017)    
Szołtysek, M.; Poniat, R.; Klüsener, S.; Gruber, S.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2017-012. (2017)    
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