Fertility and Well-Being

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Changes in Fertility and Marriage in Western Balkan Countries since 1980

Mathias Lerch

In the 1990s, the Western Balkan countries experienced dramatic transformations that resulted in several wars and severe economic crises. The aim of this project is to study the impact of these developments on fertility and marriage behavior.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Fertility Development

Region keywords:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Yugoslavia


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.