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Postponement of childbearing in Europe

Much of the fertility decline observed across Europe over the last few decades has been attributed to postponement of childbearing to later ages. Many open questions remain: How exactly should postponement be defined and measured? What is its effect on fertility levels? How does it interact with other life course events? What are its bio-medical and socio-economic dimensions? And finally, what are the consequences and should governments intervene with adequate policies?

European Population Conference 2010, Vienna, Austria

The European Population Conference 2010 (EPC 2010) was organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) in collaboration with the Vienna Institute of Demography (VID). The conference convened in the University of Vienna. EPC 2010 covered a wide range of topics in population studies and had as a special topic "Population and Environment" where the focus was on the interactions between demographic trends and climate change as well as other environmental issues.

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