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Anna E. Shaleva
''Does Culture Affect Fertility in Europe?''
( 2019, Vol. 39 No.3 )
Economic factors are rather an obvious determinant of fertility, as also suggested by "Beckerian" theory. However, culture is less tangible and less direct factor for fertility. In this paper, the main question is whether culture, as suggested by "Synthesis" among other theories, is a determinant of fertility in culturally diverse Europe. Using panel-data for 26 EU countries on 8 years (2000-2008), I estimate fixed effect models that provide quantitative evidence for the fi nding that along with diverse economic conditions across Europe, culture also stays behind country level fertility rate determination.
Keywords: fertility, culture, panel data
JEL: J1 - Demographic Economics: General
Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General
Manuscript Received : Feb 21 2019 Manuscript Accepted : Sep 07 2019

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