European Studies of Population

Education and Postponement of Maternity

Economic Analyses for Industrialized Countries

Editors: Gustafsson, Siv, Kalwij, Adriaan (Eds.)

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One of the most important demographic issues of our time is the increasing age of women at motherhood. This happens in the northern social democratic states Sweden and Norway, in the catholic countries Italy, Spain and Ireland, in the West European countries Netherlands and Germany, in the former socialist transition countries Czech Republic and East Germany, and in the liberal democracy of the United States. The postponement of maternity and the related issue of declining fertility rates are of major interest to policy makers and have provoked much scientific research.

This book examines various economic aspects of the role of women’s education in the postponement of maternity in these ten industrialized countries. The chapters in this book each empirically investigate one of these countries using individual or household survey data and are in particular interested in the increasing age at motherhood with the investment in education of the mother. In search of socio-economic explanations for this relationship each chapter investigates a specific related research question. This results in a book that covers a wide range of topics on the economics of fertility decisions, such as career planning motives of women, consumption smoothing motives of households and the role of institutions.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Fertility Decisions: Economic Theory, Empirical Analysis, and Policy Relevance

    Siv Gustafsson, Adriaan Kalwij

    Pages 31-64

  • Female Labour Force Participation and Marital Fertility in Italy

    Assistant Professor Massimiliano Bratti

    Pages 113-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Postponement of Maternity
Book Subtitle
Economic Analyses for Industrialized Countries
Editors
  • Siv Gustafsson
  • Adriaan Kalwij
Series Title
European Studies of Population
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4716-9
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4716-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4715-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7177-4
Series ISSN
1381-3579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 327
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