Fertility in Southern Europe
Fertility transition has taken place over the last two centuries with different patterns and paces with the result that by the 1980s a large proportion of European countries were experiencing fertility levels at or below 2.1 children per woman, the threshold that is conventionally considered to ensure the renewal of generations. In the last decades Southern Europe is experimenting very low fertility.
Objectives of the project
Studying and detecting the mechanisms of fertility decline in the past and the reasons of the current low fertility. Deepening knowledge over a fundamental piece of Southern Europe recent history and facilitate a deeper knowledge of culture and society.
The project SEU-FER has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 799123. The host department is the Institute of Geography, Economics and Demography of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).