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Below-Replacement Fertility in Industrial Societies
Causes, Consequences, Policies

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Jean Bourgeois-Pichat, Samuel H. Preston, Kingsley Davis, Gary S. Becker, Robert J. Barro, Paul A. David, T. Paul Schultz, Ronald D. Lee, Mikhail S. Bernstam, Nathan Keyfitz, Charles F. Westoff, Shigemi Kono, Samuel H. Preston, Harriet B. Presser, Ansley J. Coale, Geoffrey McNicoll, Ester Boserup, Thomas Gale Moore, Carmel U. Chiswick, Thomas J. Espenshade, David M. Heer, Barry R. Chiswick, Carolyn L. Weaver, Thomas Gale Moore, Rita Ricardo-Campbell, Annelise Anderson, C. Alison Mcintosh, Paul Demeny
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  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521673365

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  • This collection of eighteen papers and eleven commentaries by noted economists, demographers, and sociologists, combines systematic discussions of the demographic effects of below-replacement fertility with efforts to explain its social origins, to determine the likely societal consequences and to assess potential policy responses.

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    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521673365
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 40 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Trends:
    1. The unprecedented shortage of births in Europe Jean Bourgeois-Pichat
    2. The decline of fertility in non-European industrialized countries Samuel H. Preston
    3. Low fertility in evolutionary perspective Kingsley Davis
    Part II. Models:
    4. Altruism and the economic theory of fertility Gary S. Becker and Robert J. Barro
    Comment Paul A. David
    5. The value and allocation of time in high-income countries: implications for fertility T. Paul Schultz
    Comment Ronald D. Lee
    6. Competitive human markets, interfamily transfers, and below-replacement fertility Mikhail S. Bernstam
    Part III. Interpretation:
    7. The family that does not reproduce itself Nathan Keyfitz
    8. Perspective on nuptiality and fertility Charles F. Westoff
    Comment Shigemi Kono
    9. Changing values and falling birth rates Samuel H. Preston
    Comment Harriet B. Presser
    Part IV. Consequences:
    10. Demographic effects of below-replacement fertility and their social implications Ansley J. Coale
    11. Economic growth with below-replacement fertility Geoffrey McNicoll
    Comments Ester Boserup, Thomas Gale Moore and Carmel U. Chiswick
    12. Population dynamics with immigration and low fertility Thomas J. Espenshade
    13. Immigration as a counter to below-replacement fertility in the United States David M. Heer
    Comment Barry R. Chiswick
    Part V. Policies:
    14. Social security in aging societies Carolyn L. Weaver
    Comment Thomas Gale Moore
    15. US social security under low fertility Rita Ricardo-Campbell
    Comment Annelise Anderson
    16. Recent pronatalist policies in western Europe C. Alison Mcintosh
    17. Pronatalist policies in low-fertility countries: patterns, performance, and prospects Paul Demeny
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    Kingsley Davis

    Mikhail S. Bernstam

    Rita Ricardo-Campbell

    Contributors

    Jean Bourgeois-Pichat, Samuel H. Preston, Kingsley Davis, Gary S. Becker, Robert J. Barro, Paul A. David, T. Paul Schultz, Ronald D. Lee, Mikhail S. Bernstam, Nathan Keyfitz, Charles F. Westoff, Shigemi Kono, Samuel H. Preston, Harriet B. Presser, Ansley J. Coale, Geoffrey McNicoll, Ester Boserup, Thomas Gale Moore, Carmel U. Chiswick, Thomas J. Espenshade, David M. Heer, Barry R. Chiswick, Carolyn L. Weaver, Thomas Gale Moore, Rita Ricardo-Campbell, Annelise Anderson, C. Alison Mcintosh, Paul Demeny

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