Is low fertility a twenty-first-century demographic crisis?

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Nearly half of the world's population in 2000 lived in countries with fertility rates at or below replacement level, and nearly all countries will reach low fertility levels in the next two decades. Concerns about low fertility, fertility that is well below replacement, are widespread. But there are both persistent rationales for having children and institutional adjustments that can make the widespread intentions for two children attainable, even in increasingly individualistic and egalitarian societies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgan, SP

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 589 - 603

PubMed ID

  • 14686132

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2849155

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-7790

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0070-3370

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/dem.2003.0037


  • eng