Special Collection 12

Economic uncertainty and family dynamics in Europe

Published 20 December 2012

This special collection of Demographic Research —edited by Michaela Kreyenfeld, Gunnar Andersson, and Ariane Pailhé— is devoted to the issue of how economic and employment uncertainties relate to fertility and family dynamics in Europe. The collection is based on contributions to a workshop held in Berlin in July 2009, which in turn was stimulated by the onset of the economic recession in 2008. The collection comprises studies on how various dimensions of employment uncertainty, such as temporary working contracts and individual and aggregate unemployment, are related to the fertility and family formation of women and men in contexts across Europe. It covers studies on Germany, the U.K., France, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Italy, Spain, and Israel.

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20 December 2012 | research article

Economic Uncertainty and Family Dynamics in Europe: Introduction

Michaela Kreyenfeld, Gunnar Andersson, Ariane Pailhé

Volume: 27 Article ID: 28
Pages: 835–852
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.28

29 October 2010 | research article

The impact of unemployment on the transition to parenthood

Berkay Özcan, Karl Ulrich Mayer, Joerg Luedicke

Volume: 23 Article ID: 29
Pages: 807–846
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.23.29

15 April 2011 | research article

On the links between employment, partnership quality, and the desire to have a first child: The case of West Germany

Ina Berninger, Bernd Weiß, Michael Wagner

Volume: 24 Article ID: 24
Pages: 579–610
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.24

03 April 2012 | research article

Labour market integration, occupational uncertainty, and fertility choices in Germany and the UK

Christian Schmitt

Volume: 26 Article ID: 12
Pages: 253–292
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.26.12

11 January 2012 | research article

The influence of employment uncertainty on childbearing in France: A tempo or quantum effect?

Ariane Pailhé, Anne Solaz

Volume: 26 Article ID: 1
Pages: 1–40
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.26.1

04 March 2011 | research article

Economic crisis and recovery: Changes in second birth rates within occupational classes and educational groups

Sunnee Billingsley

Volume: 24 Article ID: 16
Pages: 375–406
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.24.16

11 May 2010 | research article

Effects of education on second births before and after societal transition: Evidence from the Estonian GGS

Martin Klesment, Allan Puur

Volume: 22 Article ID: 28
Pages: 891–932
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.28

11 December 2012 | descriptive finding

Labor-market status, migrant status and first childbearing in Sweden

Karin Lundström, Gunnar Andersson

Volume: 27 Article ID: 25
Pages: 719–742
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.27.25

29 July 2011 | research article

Economic resources and the first child in Italy: A focus on income and job stability

Elisabetta Santarelli

Volume: 25 Article ID: 9
Pages: 311–336
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.9

26 January 2012 | research article

Whose job instability affects the likelihood of becoming a parent in Italy? A tale of two partners

Daniele Vignoli, Sven Drefahl, Gustavo De Santis

Volume: 26 Article ID: 2
Pages: 41–62
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2012.26.2

07 April 2010 | research article

Women´s wages and childbearing decisions: Evidence from Italy

Concetta Rondinelli, Arnstein Aassve, Francesco Billari

Volume: 22 Article ID: 19
Pages: 549–578
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.19

23 August 2011 | research article

The interplay of employment uncertainty and education in explaining second births in Europe

Alícia Adserà

Volume: 25 Article ID: 16
Pages: 513–544
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2011.25.16

18 May 2010 | research article

Men´s and women´s economic activity and first marriage: Jews in Israel, 1987-1995

Liat Raz-Yurovich

Volume: 22 Article ID: 29
Pages: 933–964
DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2010.22.29

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