Trends in European Fertility

Should Europe Try to Increase Its Fertility Rate ... or Just Manage the Consequences?

Published In: International Journal of Andrology, v. 29, Issue 1, Feb. 2006, p. 17-24

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005

by Jonathan Grant, Stijn Hoorens, Suja Sivadasan, Mirjam van het Loo, Julie DaVanzo, Lauren Hale, William Butz

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Currently across Europe, birth rates are falling and the population is aging. This paper describes these trends and assesses which policies can prevent or mitigate the adverse consequences of these two trends.

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