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The Western Fertility Decline: Reflections from a Chronological Perspective

Caldwell, John


The study of recent fertility trends in the West has been dominated by examinations of Europe. A better perspective on twentieth-century fertility movements can be gained by giving an equal emphasis to trends in the 'Offshoots' (USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand). This paper focuses on the periods of rapid fertility decline and to a greater extent on the intervening periods of near-equilibrium. It is suggested that the 'late twentieth century compromise' is more stable than is suggested by...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Population Research


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