Fertility and Well-Being

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Family Formation in Comparative Perspective

Ewa Batyra, Andres Castro, Mikko Myrskylä, Julia Hellstrand, Jessica Nisén; in Collaboration with Hans-Peter Kohler (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


Batyra, E.; Leone, T.; Myrskylä, M.:
Population Studies 77:2, 179–195. (2023)    
Batyra, E.; Pesando, L. M.; Castro Torres, A. F.; Furstenberg, F. F.; Kohler, H.-P.:
Population, Space and Place, 1–15. (2023)    
Castro Torres, A. F.; Pesando, L. M.; Kohler, H.-P.; Furstenberg, F. F.:
Population, Space and Place 28:4, e2531–e2531. (2022)    
Fallesen, P.; Dommermuth, L.; Hellstrand, J.; Simonsen, E.; Loft, L. T. G.; Mortensen, L. H.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-031. (2022)    
Väisänen, H.; Batyra, E.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2022-032. (2022)    
Batyra, E.; Leone, T.; Myrskylä, M.:
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2021-011. (2021)    
Batyra, E.; Pesando, L. M.:
SSM-Population Health 14:100811, 1–12. (2021)    
Castro Torres, A. F.:
European Journal of Population 37:2, 297–339. (2021)    
Hellstrand, J.; Nisén, J.; Miranda, V.; Fallesen, P.; Dommermuth, L.; Myrskylä, M.:
Demography 58:4, 1373–1399. (2021)    
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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