Fertility and Well-Being

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Social and Spatial Distance in the Fertility Transition

Sebastian Klüsener (Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany); in Collaboration with Martin Dribe (Lund University, Sweden), Francesco Scalone (University of Bologna, Italy), Joshua R. Goldstein (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

The fertility transition was characterized by substantial social-class and spatial variation in terms of both the onset and the intensity of the fertility decline. We explore the determinants of this variation in order to improve our understanding of how social change is moderated by social and spatial distance.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Fertility Development

Region keywords:

Africa, Germany, Sweden


Klüsener, S.; Dribe, M.; Scalone, F.:
Demography 56:1, 169–199. (2019)    
Klüsener, S.; Dribe, M.; Scalone, F.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2016-009. (2016)    
Klüsener, S.; Scalone, F.; Dribe, M.:
In: Agent-based modelling in population studies: concepts, methods, and applications, 369–403. Cham: Springer. (2016)
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