Fertility Rates and Population Decline

No Time for Children?

  • Ann Buchanan
  • Anna Rotkirch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. What Is Happening to Fertility Behaviour?

  3. What Are the Reasons for Women Having Fewer Children?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Justine Roberts, Kate Williams, Ann Buchanan
      Pages 105-120
    3. Jennifer S. Barber, Yasamin Kusunoki, Heather H. Gatny, Jennifer Yarger
      Pages 121-140
    4. Lorna Benton, Marie-Louise Newell
      Pages 166-184
  4. What Will Be the Impact of Women Having Fewer Babies?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 249-266
  5. A Look into the Crystal Ball: Possible Responses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Gøsta Esping-Andersen
      Pages 288-302
    3. Ann Buchanan, Anna Rotkirch
      Pages 303-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-327

About this book


While many worry about population overload, this book highlights the dramatic fall in fertility rates globally exploring questions such as why are parents having fewer babies? Will this lead to population decline? What will be the impact of a world with fewer children and can social policy reverse fertility decline?


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ann Buchanan
    • 1
  • Anna Rotkirch
    • 2
  1. 1.University of OxfordUK
  2. 2.Population Research InstituteFinland

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