Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Hosseini-Chavoshi, Meimanat; McDonald, Peter
At the turn of the twenty-first century, the Islamic Republic of Iran reached below-replacement level fertility and recent statistics have shown that many provinces, even in rural areas, are experiencing fertility at or below replacement. The rapid fall and attainment of such low levels of fertility in an Islamic context call for attention. This paper presents the phenomenal change of fertility which took place during the last two decades and discusses the pathways by which below-replacement...[Show more]
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