How economic conditions impact fertility

Latest publication by Michaela Kreyenfeld explore women’s decision to have a first child.

Does a woman being laid off from a job have an impact on fertility? Do adverse economic conditions effect women’s decision about whether to have a first child? A new article published by Michaela Kreyenfeld explores these issues. “Job Displacement and First Birth Over the Business Cycle”, co-authored by Barbara Hofmann and Arne Uhlendorff, provides “micro-level evidence on the question of whether experiencing job displacement during a recession affects a woman’s fertility differently than losing a job during an economic upswing,” according to the authors.

The article, which is published in the peer-reviewed academic journal Demography, can be accessed here.