This report describes the results of the work conducted in the frame of WP5 which advances the scientific knowledge on the different fertility cultures coexisting in Europe and the way these cultural contexts influence individual fertility decision-making. The present report summarizes and discusses the results of the scientific articles written in the frame of WP5. After a brief review of the literature on the link between value change and low fertility in contemporary Europe, the results are presented and discussed in three sections:

  1. The emergence of a culture of childlessness
  2. Changing gender roles and fertility decisions
  3. When values do not fit practices: the uneven advance of social change

Fertility-cultures.pdf (35-page report)


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