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Low Fertility and the State: The Efficacy of Policy

McDonald, Peter


Low fertility in advanced societies today has been an unintended outcome of two major waves of social and economic change, social liberalism and new capitalism. Both these waves have enhanced individual aspirations in relation to the quality of personal and economic lives. In differing cultural and welfare environments, however, both have also brought considerable pressure to bear upon the capacity to form and maintain families. The personal desire for intimacy and individuation through family...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Population and Development Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1728-4457.2006.00134.x


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