What Determined the Fertility Rebound? The Empirical Evidence for 17 High-Income Countries
17 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015
Date Written: April 27, 2015
This paper contributes to the present state of knowledge by providing new evidence on long-term relationships between total fertility rate and its potential determinants, across 17 high-income economies, where the ‘fertility rebound phenomenon’ was detected, over the period 1960-2008. First, it provides the deep insight into the long-run trends in total fertility rate in selected 17 high-income economies. Second, it examines which factors hypothetically determine the fertility rebound across analyzed economies. Third, the authors deliberately disaggregate the evidence and run country-specific analysis with respect to examined relationships, to unveil countries' individual features with this respect.
Keywords: fertility, fertility rebound, economic development
JEL Classification: J1
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