This study analyses the socio-economic determinants of the short-term fertility plans of Italian women and men living as couples, before and shortly after the onset of the 2007/2008 Great Recession, which may have affected their reproductive plans through a climate of rising economic uncertainty. Using multilevel models, we investigate how fertility intentions are related to the individual characteristics of the respondents and their partners as well as to changes in the economic context. The findings confirm that the Great Recession modified the determinants of short-term fertility intentions differently for women and men. Among the most relevant issues, we outline the importance of couples’ working conditions and the contextual labour market indicators.

Novelli, M., Cazzola, A., Angeli, A., Pasquini, L. (2021). Fertility Intentions in Times of Rising Economic Uncertainty: Evidence from Italy from a Gender Perspective, 154(1), 257-284 [10.1007/s11205-020-02554-x].

Fertility Intentions in Times of Rising Economic Uncertainty: Evidence from Italy from a Gender Perspective

Novelli, Marco
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Cazzola, Alberto;Angeli, Aurora;Pasquini, Lucia
2021

Abstract

This study analyses the socio-economic determinants of the short-term fertility plans of Italian women and men living as couples, before and shortly after the onset of the 2007/2008 Great Recession, which may have affected their reproductive plans through a climate of rising economic uncertainty. Using multilevel models, we investigate how fertility intentions are related to the individual characteristics of the respondents and their partners as well as to changes in the economic context. The findings confirm that the Great Recession modified the determinants of short-term fertility intentions differently for women and men. Among the most relevant issues, we outline the importance of couples’ working conditions and the contextual labour market indicators.
2021
Novelli, M., Cazzola, A., Angeli, A., Pasquini, L. (2021). Fertility Intentions in Times of Rising Economic Uncertainty: Evidence from Italy from a Gender Perspective, 154(1), 257-284 [10.1007/s11205-020-02554-x].
Novelli, Marco; Cazzola, Alberto; Angeli, Aurora; Pasquini, Lucia
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