Regional context and realization of fertility intentions: the role of the urban context

Riederer, Bernhard ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2797-414X and Buber-Ennser, Isabell ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5483-8907 (2019) Regional context and realization of fertility intentions: the role of the urban context. Regional Studies, 53 (12). pp. 1669-1679. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Despite regional variation in fertility, rural–urban differences in the realization of fertility intentions have not been addressed in previous research. This paper analyzes the realization with data from 11 European countries, employing binomial and multinomial logistic regression models, decomposition analyses, and examining the role of contextual factors. The results demonstrate that realization is lower in urban than in rural regions. In cities, postponement of childbearing is much more common. This can be partly explained by differences in characteristics (e.g., age, partnership status) of inhabitants who intend to have a(nother) child. Furthermore, contextual factors such as educational and economic opportunities play a role.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: fertility intentions, urban–rural differences, Generations and Gender Survey
Classification Codes: JEL J13, P25, R00, Y80
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: ePub Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2019 12:24
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URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/7380

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