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Why does Sweden have such high fertility?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. (SPaDE)
2005 (English)In: Demographic Research, ISSN 1435-9871, Vol. 13, no 22, 559-572 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By current European standards, Sweden has had a relatively high fertility in recent decades. During the 1980s and 1990s, the annual Total Fertility Rate (TFR) for Sweden undu­lated consid­erably around a level just under 1.8, which is a bit lower than the corresponding level in France and well above the level in West Germany. (In 2004 the Swedish TFR reached 1.76 on an upward trend.) The Swedish com­pleted Cohort Fertility Rate (CFR) was rather constant at 2 for the cohorts that produced children in the same period; for France it stayed around 2.1 while the West-German CFR was lower and de­clined regularly to around 1.6. In this presentation, I describe the back­ground for these develop­ments and explain the unique Swedish undulations.

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2005. Vol. 13, no 22, 559-572 p.
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fertility trends, Germany, impacts of family policies, institutional effects, Sweden
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-75763OAI: diva2:523860
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