You are here

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Lowest Low Fertility

This workshop was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock under the auspices of EAPS. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss topics, frameworks and methods that can be used in research aiming to better understand and possibly explain the low level of fertility in many Western countries. Fourteen papers were presented and discussed by some 25 participants.

The Anthropological Demography of Europe: state of the art and perspectives

Anthropological demography asks how population processes and socio-cultural practices affect each other. Demographic models that do not acknowledge the importance of the cultural embedding of behaviour tend to reduce cultural meanings and practices to a list of traits that are added to standard institutional and individual background characteristics. In this representation of culture, behaviour is guided by a system of discrete rules and beliefs into which individuals have been socialised.

Subscribe to RSS - Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research