Fertility and Well-Being

At a Glance Projects Publications Team


Fertility Transitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Parity-Progression Analysis

Mathias Lerch; in Collaboration with Thomas Spoorenberg (United Nations, Population Division, New York, USA)

This project proposes an alternative perspective on the period fertility transition by parity in 34 sub-Saharan countries, focusing on the roles stopping and postponement behaviors play in fertility trends.  Detailed Description

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Family Behavior

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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.