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

By Sunnee Billingsley

This article is part of the Special Collection 12 "Economic uncertainty and family dynamics in Europe"


This study assesses the decline in second birth rates for men and women across different skill levels in transitional Russia. Changes within educational groups and occupational classes are observed over three distinct time periods: the Soviet era, economic crisis, and economic recovery. The most remarkable finding is the similarity in the extent second birth rates declined within educational groups and occupational classes during the economic crisis. Although further decline occurred in the recovery period, more variation emerged across groups.

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