Over the last 160 years, a remarkable decline of fertility has taken place in many Western and Eastern societies. With rapid population aging, current below-replacement fertility looms as a key social issue of the twenty-first century. Intriguingly, substantial regional disparities in fertility levels and reproductive change have been prevalent and remain existent in our world today. A historical reflection on the role of family relations in these processes is extremely valuable. The workshop aims to open up new vistas for understanding population change by combining economic and cultural explanations with theories on family influences and the cultural variation therein. Funding is available for those who are selected to participate, and a selection of papers will be published in a new volume in the Peter Lang Series Population, Family and Society.

  Deadline Call for Papers: 30 April 2015

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