WITTGENSTEIN CENTRE CONFERENCE 2018 — 3RD HUMAN FERTILITY DATABASE SYMPOSIUM.
Today about a half of the world population lives in countries with fertility around or below two births per woman. Post-transitional fertility rates have often been unstable, undergoing unexpected downturns, upswings and reversals. To account for these developments new theories, methods, and measures have been proposed. These advances have been stimulated by an emergence of new datasets that allow in-depth comparisons of period and cohort fertility and their components between countries and subnational regions. In particular, the Human Fertility Database (HFD) and the Human Fertility Collection (HFC) have established themselves as the leading resources in aggregate-level research on fertility.
The conference will cover the following topics
- Spatial differences in fertility
- Components of fertility change and variation
- Fertility differentials by sex, education, and socio-economic characteristics
- Fertility timing, tempo effects in fertility
- Very low fertility
- Shifts and reversals in fertility
- Impact of economic factors, labour market and policy measures on fertility
- Aggregate-level perspective on fertility intentions, desires, ideals
- Fertility modelling and forecasting
- Methods and indicators in fertility research
- Multilevel analysis
- Data visualisation
- Data resources
Submissions should include
- short abstract (200–400 words) and
- extended abstract (2–5 pages) or the full paper.
They should be submitted online at:
Please make sure your abstract includes the title, full name(s), affiliation and email addresses of each author.
The authors of accepted papers will be informed by 31 July 2018.
There are no participation fees, but the participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.