CPC Fellow Ron Rindfuss's research on Norwegian mothers appears in NY Times Magazine

Mar 5, 2007

To the dismay of pundits and politicians alike, women in industrialized countries and elsewhere have been bearing fewer and fewer children.... According to Ronald Rindfuss, a sociologist, Norwegian women who live in towns with more day-care slots available have more children and become mothers earlier. The timing of births is important, because lower fertility rates may owe something to the fact that many women inadvertently delay becoming pregnant until it's no longer biologically possible.

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Dr. Rindfuss collaborated with David Guilkey, Phil Morgan, Oystein Kravdal and Karen Guzzo on this study.

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