What Determined the Fertility Rebound? The Empirical Evidence for 17 High-Income Countries

17 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2015

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Ewa Lechman

Gdańsk University of Technology - Faculty of Management and Economics

Piotr Dominiak

Gdańsk University of Technology - Faculty of Management and Economics

Date Written: April 27, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lechman, Ewa and Dominiak, Piotr, What Determined the Fertility Rebound? The Empirical Evidence for 17 High-Income Countries (April 27, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2600206 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2600206

Ewa Lechman (Contact Author)

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Piotr Dominiak

Gdańsk University of Technology - Faculty of Management and Economics ( email )

Narutowicza 11/12
80-952 Gdansk
Poland

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