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International fertility change: New data and insights from the developmental idealism framework

Thornton, Arland; Binstock, Georgina; Yount, Kathryn; Abbasi Shavazi, Mohammad; Ghimire, Dirgha; Xie, Yu


Many scholars have offered structural and ideational explanations for the fertility changes occurring around the world. This paper focuses on the influence of developmental idealism-a schema or set of beliefs endorsing development, fertility change, and causal connections between development and fertility. Developmental idealism is argued to be an important force affecting both population policy and the fertility behavior of ordinary people. We present new survey data from ordinary people in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Demography
DOI: 10.1007/s13524-012-0097-9


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