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The “toolbox” of public policies to impact on fertility – a global view

McDonald, Peter


This paper aims to describe a wide range of policies that might be used to stop or reverse the downward slide of fertility rates. In advance, however, several points need to be made: 1. Low fertility exists in countries with widely differing institutional structures. Policies to support fertility must work from these pre-existing structures. For example, if child care provided by low-wage, undocumented immigrants is a factor related to higher fertility rates in the United States, this does not...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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