383246
383246
forskning
2019-04-12T00:00:00.000Z
en

Project

Fertility decline

The point of departure for the project is the observed decline in fertility rates in Norway and other Nordic countries since 2010.

Project details

Project manager
Lars Dommermuth
Project participants
Partners

Gunnar Andersson (Stockholm University)

Marika Jalovaara (University of Turku)

Trude Lappegård (University of Oslo)

Jessica Nisén (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research)

Daniele Vignoli (University of Florence)

Clients

The Research Council of Norway (Independent projects, 287634)

Project term
2019-2023
Project status
Ongoing
Research field

About the Project

Since 2010, fertility rates have fallen in the Nordic countries. In Norway, the total fertility rate was 1.98 in 2009, but has since then continuously decreased and reached with 1.62 a historic low in 2017. As the trend continued, this historic number was already surpassed one year later, with a total fertility rate of 1,56 in 2018. A similar trend has been observed in other Nordic countries, with historic low numbers in Finland and Iceland. The primary objectives of the project are:

(1) Identify the causes behind the recent decline in fertility in Norway in comparison with the Nordic countries and other European countries

(2) Analyze which social groups face barriers in their plans for family formation in different contexts

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