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A Half Century of Fertility Change

Citation

Morgan, S. Philip & Rackin, Heather (2010). A Half Century of Fertility Change. Journal of Comparative Family Studies, 41(4), 515-535.

Abstract

Fertility change has been one of the most important foci of social science over the past half-century. The body of knowledge accumulated is impressive and can account for both the decline of fertility from high to low levels (the fertility transition) and variation in fertility at both high and low levels. Explanation has been both at the level of proximate determinants and more distal causes. We review the empirical evidence on fertility change and offer integrative, conceptual observations.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/41604566

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2010

Journal Title

Journal of Comparative Family Studies

Author(s)

Morgan, S. Philip
Rackin, Heather