Future fears: societal pessimism and fertility choices

Fertility and reproduction

July 15, 2024

Katya Ivanova, Nicoletta Balbo

Return migrants: more children than migrants, fewer than nonmigrants

Return migrants’ fertility is likely to differ from that of nonmigrants and migrants due to migration experiences, norms, adaptation, and socioeconomic factors, but knowledge of their fertility behavior is limited. ... Read more

Female education and fertility stalls in sub-Saharan Africa

Progress in education has been uneven in sub-Saharan Africa, which may have contributed to slowing or halting fertility decline. Bruno Schoumaker and David A. Sánchez-Páez note that fertility has stalled ... Read more

Remittances may redefine the demographic support ratio

When measuring the demographic support ratio, including only the country’s residents may prove insufficient. Lukas Tohoff, Daji Landis, Letizia Mencarini, and Arnstein Aassve develop a novel demographic indicator to account ... Read more

The rise of nontraditional rural families in Canada and the USA 

What has happened to traditional two-married-parent families in rural America and Canada? Shelley Clark and Matthew Brooks explore changes in rural and urban families over the past three decades to ... Read more

Stagnant motherhood work time penalty in Great Britain over 30 years

More and more mothers with young children stay in the labor market today. In the United Kingdom, the share has risen from 62% in 1989 to 72% in 2023. However, ... Read more

Drivers of fathers’ parental leave uptake in Belgium

Using longitudinal register data for Belgium, Jonas Wood, Leen Marynissen and Dries Van Gasse find that fathers who earn less than their female partners are more likely to use parental ... Read more

Did you know?

Permanent migration to OECD countries reached 6.1 million in 2022, a 26% increase compared with 2021, and its highest level since at least 2005. Rising labour migration was one contributing factor, as migrant workers have helped lower labour and skills shortages in OECD countries.

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