Volume 2 - Article 3

New fertility trends in Norway

By Trude Lappegård

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Date received:11 Feb 2000
Date published:15 Mar 2000
Word count:3025
Keywords:family policy, fertility, gender equality, Norway


Behind a stable and relatively high fertility level in Norway during the 1990s we find increasing differences in the pattern of fertility both in regard to the timing of the first childbirth and number of children born. In this paper, data from the Central Population Register in Norway are used to provide a review of recent fertility trends and discuss the consequences of education level on differences in fertility patterns. The paper will also provide some indication of aspects that will be dealt with in future projects.

Author's Affiliation

Trude Lappegård - Universitetet i Oslo, Norway [Email]

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