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Low fertility: unifying the theory and the demography

McDonald, Peter


The market is very short-term and favors flexible, childless people averse to risk, while the private world of the family requires them to be self-sacrificing and prepared to accept risks. These two areas - which some still consider to be separate - attest to the old division of labor between men and women. The reinforcement of the male breadwinner model of the family is not the solution to the dilemma that we now face in maintaining social reproduction in combination with a free-market...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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