Demographic Research

Articles from Vol. 26, January-June

Couple Disagreement about Short-Term Fertility Desires in Austria: Effects on Intentions and Contraceptive Behaviour
AbstractBACKGROUNDBecause of the dyadic nature of reproduction, the couple is the most suitable context for studying reproductive decision-making.OBJECTIVEI investigate the effects of couple disagreement about short-term childbearing desires on the formulation...
Family Life and Developmental Idealism in Yazd, Iran
AbstractBACKGROUNDThis paper is motivated by the theory that developmental idealism has been disseminated globally and has become an international force for family and demographic change. Developmental idealism is a set of cultural beliefs and values...
Historical Addendum to 'Life Lived Equals Life Left in Stationary Populations'
AbstractThis note provides some earlier history of the relationship given in Formal Relationships 1, "Life left equals life lived in stationary populations," (Goldstein 2009) and shows that while the expectation of life at the mean age of the population...
Is Fertility Stalling in Jordan?
AbstractBACKGROUNDMost of the recent literature on fertility stalls has concentrated on sub-Saharan Africa and has highlighted flaws in DHS data. No similar detailed research exists for presumed stalls occurring in countries outside that region. This...
Labour Market Integration, Occupational Uncertainties, and Fertility Choices in Germany and the UK
AbstractContrasting the conservative German welfare state with the liberal market economy of the United Kingdom, this paper examines how each welfare regime affects the first-birth decisions of men and women under the conditions of either high labour...
Mapping the Results of Local Statistics: Using Geographically Weighted Regression
AbstractBACKGROUNDThe application of geographically weighted regression (GWR) - a local spatial statistical technique used to test for spatial nonstationarity - has grown rapidly in the social, health, and demographic sciences. GWR is a useful exploratory...
Sampling and Surveying Hard-to-Reach Populations for Demographic Research: A Study of Female Labor Migrants in Moscow, Russia
AbstractBecause household-based survey designs are notoriously ineffective in studying hard-to-reach groups such as irregular migrants, these groups, however numerically large they may be, are rarely represented in demographic analyses. In this article,...
Social Mobility and Demographic Behavior: Long Term Perspectives
AbstractWe introduce a collection of papers that examine interactions between demographic behavior and social mobility via analysis of historical and contemporary longitudinal, individual- and household-level socioeconomic and demographic data. The authors...
The Fertility of Immigrants after Arrival: The Italian Case
AbstractBACKGROUNDPrevious studies show that migration and fertility may be strongly connected and that the migration history and duration of stay should be included in the analysis of reproductive behavior of foreign women.OBJECTIVEThis study investigates...
The Influence of Employment Uncertainty on Childbearing in France: A Tempo or Quantum Effect?
AbstractThis paper investigates whether unemployment and insecure employment periods merely delay fertility or also impact on completed fertility in France. It analyses both the timing of first childbearing and the fertility reached at age 40. Different...
The Mystery of Japan's Missing Centenarians Explained
AbstractThis report elucidates the issue of Japan's missing centenarians, which was uncovered in 2010. We provide the latest figures from verification efforts, discuss sources of centenarian information in Japan, examine possible causes, and evaluate...
Whose Job Instability Affects the Likelihood of Becoming a Parent in Italy? A Tale of Two Partners
AbstractWe examine the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy taking into account the employment (in)stability of both partners in a couple. We use data from four waves of the Italian section of the EU-SILC (Statistics on Income and Living Condition),...
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