Celebrating 150 Years of Analyzing Fertility Trends in Germany
AbstractEver since the very beginning of the Journal of Economics and Statistics population economics has featured prominently in the Journal. Fertility naturally plays an important role in population economics. However, the level of German fertility has decreased significantly from the 1900s. The paper documents and analyzes the long-termdevelopment trends.We identify three different explanatory approaches for the decline in fertility according to which the various articles of the Journal related to this area are categorized. The paper also investigates fertility studies published by the Journal since the beginning. It points out that several articles anticipated subsequent research directions in the area of population economics at an early stage. In addition, significant contributions were made to improve and develop existing knowledge and understanding. Thus, the Journal has helped to expand the research area of population economics.
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Volume (Year): 233 (2013)
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Fertility; Malthus; Q-Q trade-off; self-regulation; total fertility rate;
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- Kendzia, Michael J. & Zimmermann, Klaus F., 2012. "Celebrating 150 Years of Analyzing Fertility Trends in Germany," IZA Discussion Papers 6355, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
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