Barren States: The Population Implosion in Europe

Barren States: The Population Implosion in Europe

by Carrie B. Douglass
     
 

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The fertility rate has dramatically declined across Europe in recent years. Globally over 64 countries have fallen below generation replacement levels and countries in eastern and southern Europe are registering the lowest birth rates in history. These developments could have serious repercussions for society and public policy--from a projected drastic loss of

Overview

The fertility rate has dramatically declined across Europe in recent years. Globally over 64 countries have fallen below generation replacement levels and countries in eastern and southern Europe are registering the lowest birth rates in history. These developments could have serious repercussions for society and public policy--from a projected drastic loss of national population numbers to labor shortages and a swelling population of people over 65. This timely book investigates how people experience what is called "low fertility." How do people understand their choices and the perceived limitations on their lives? What is the meaning of motherhood for women today? And what does this tendency toward fewer births mean those who ultimately become demographic statistics?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845200480
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/02/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Carrie B. Douglass is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Spanish, Mary Baldwin College.

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