X AFIN Internat Conf: Reproductive Politics, Rights and Desires [ Zurück ]

02.11. - 04.11.2017
Dianna Marre E-Mail
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X AFIN International Conference: Reproductive Politics, Rights and Desires

Barcelona, Nov 2-4, 2017

Over the last three decades, many European countries have experienced dramatic demographic changes. The main results are the shrinking family size and decreasing fertility rates (Balbo, Billari & Mills 2013) to non-replacement levels (Eurostat 2016), what Kohler et al. (2002) called lowest-low fertility, that is a fertility rate at 1.3 or below. “Never before have parents in most Western societies had their first children as late as in recent decades” (Mills et al. 2011:848). Southern and Eastern European countries like Spain, Italy and Poland have the lowest fertility rates in the world. Spain’s demographic shift over the last two decades has been extreme. Between 1975 and 1995, the fertility rate in Spain went from being one of the highest in Europe (2.8 children per woman) to 1.14, significantly below the replacement rate, which has continued to date. This Spanish sharp fertility decrease could be interpreted as an expression of a waning desire to reproduce (Marre et al. 2017).
However, Spain has one of the largest “child gaps” (the average difference between the desired and actual number of children [Bernardi 2005]) in the EU... more, see PDF above