Fertility and Well-Being

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The Couple Dimension of Economic Precariousness (Dissertation)

Lydia Veronica Palumbo, Ann Berrington (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), Agnese Vitali (University of Southampton, United Kingdom), Mikko Myrskylä, Sebastian Klüsener (Federal Institute for Population Research, Wiesbaden, Germany), Mathias Lerch, Peter Eibich

Most micro-level research on the effects of economic uncertainty on fertility treats each member of a couple separately. This PhD project improves our understanding of the couple dimension by studying the strategies of couples when one partner or both partners face economic uncertainty.  Detailed Description

Research Keywords:

Economics, Employment, Retirement, Fertility Development

Region keywords:

Germany, United Kingdom


Palumbo, L. V.; Berrington, A.; Eibich, P.; Vitali, A.:
Population Studies 77:2, 263–289. (2023)    
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