Academic journal article Demographic Research

Preface to the Rostock Debate on Demographic Change

Academic journal article Demographic Research

Preface to the Rostock Debate on Demographic Change

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The first Rostock Debate on Demographic Change, which took place on February 21, 2006, centered on the following question: Should governments in Europe push much more aggressively for gender equality to raise fertility? The four debaters were Laurent Toulemon from the Institut National d'Etudes Demograhiques (France), Dimiter Philipov from the Vienna Institute of Demography (Austria), Livia Oláh from Stockholm University (Sweden), and Gerda Neyer from the Max Planck Institute (Germany).

Preface

On February 21, 2006, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research hosted the first Rostock Debate on Demographic Change, which was organized in collaboration with the Rostocker Zentrum zur Erforschung des Demografischen Wandels (Rostock Center for the Study of Demographic Change). Four renowned demographers, Laurent Toulemon from the Institut National des Études Démograhiques (France), Livia Olah from Stockholm University (Sweden), Gerda Neyer from the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Germany), and Dimiter Philipov from the Vienna Institute of Demography (Austria) acted as speakers, and addressed the following question: Should governments in Europe push much more aggressively for gender equality to raise fertility? The relationship between the level of gender equality and the fertility level of a population has been frequently debated. Very low levels of fertility seem to characterize societies in which gender inequality in the private sphere of family and care relationships persists, and is inconsistent with the level of gender equality in the public sphere of education and employment. According to some researchers, this inconsistency leads women to limit fertility in order to relax the tension of conflicting roles. …

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