Fertility and Well-Being

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Unemployment and Fertility – Structural Conditions vs. Short-term Variations

Héctor Pifarre i Arolas

This project explores the hypothesis that unemployment can lead to fertility increases. A cohort-based modeling approach is proposed that distinguishes between structural and temporary fluctuations in unemployment. The main results show that temporary increases in unemployment can have a positive impact on fertility.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Fertility Development


Pifarre i Arolas, H.:
Journal of Population Economics 30:4, 1211–1239. (2017)
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.