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Three Fertility Compromises and Two Transitions

Caldwell, John


Demographers and those concerned with population policy are increasingly focusing on the steep fertility declines that occurred in developed countries from the 1960s and the consequent widespread below-replacement fertility levels. The decline has been termed the Second Demographic Transition. This paper argues that the recent demographic change can best be understood and analyzed if we broaden the concept to include the first demographic transition, and the three demographically more settled...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Population Research and Policy Review
DOI: 10.1007/s11113-008-9071-z


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