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Does Economic Advancement ‘Cause’ a Re-increase in Fertility?

In a recently published article in European Journal of Population, researchers Olivier Thévenon and Angela Greulich empirically investigate the correlation between fertility and economic development in OECD countries (1960-2007). In the light of the recent reversal of fertility trends in … Continue reading

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Gender Equality – THE cross-cutting issue for development

The World Bank tackles the goal of bringing a gender perspective to the analysis and design of development policies. Development objectives like reducing poverty and hunger, improving children’s access to education and health, reducing child and maternal mortality and combating … Continue reading

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Recession to blame for women having fewer kids?

New figures release that Germany continues to shrink fast. Fertility rates in Europe’s biggest economy have plummeted to a historic low. The number of births declined to 665.126 in 2009, the lowest level since 1945. However, Germany is no isolated … Continue reading

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