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Fertility response to economic insecurities
in the CEE countries

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Martin Klesment (Tallinn University, Estonia)

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Previous research has often found a pro-cyclical association between period fertility and macro-economic trends. In particular, it has been shown that temporary fertility declines are associated with deteriorating labour market conditions. There are, however, many ways how economic decline may influence individual fertility behaviour. These range from direct experiences, such as unemployment status and decline of income, to more indirect influences such as higher perceived employment insecurity, weakening consumer confidence, subjective uncertainty etc. With the global financial crisis of 2007/08 and the recent COVID crisis, the question about fertility behaviour during and between temporary economic declines has drawn considerable interest. Some of the economic effects on fertility show variations depending on country context, which further motivates the extension of such research to a wider range of countries. The CEE countries particularly, with the backdrop of large-scale economic transformation and fertility declines in the recent past, may offer interesting experience in this regard.
We are looking forward to papers that address various aspects of fertility (intentions, quantum, timing of parenthood, spacing etc) in the changing macro-economic context. Within this relatively broad focus, topics may range from general analyses of fertility trends to more in-depth individual and/or multi-level analyses about factors that have the potential to explain influences of economic trends on fertility behaviour.
Although the call is addressed primarily towards the CEE countries, comparative analyses including other European regions or studies that include evidence pertinent to the CEE experience, are most welcome.

Editorial Board


Anna Matysiak

University of Warsaw, Poland

Advisory Board Chairman

Robert Faff

University of Queensland, Australia

Managing Editors

Renata Gabryelczyk

University of Warsaw, Poland

Gabriela Grotkowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Statistical Editor

Natalia Nehrebecka

University of Warsaw, Poland

Technical Editor

Natalia Starzykowska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Associate Editors

Catalin Albu

Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Anna Białek-Jaworska

University of Warsaw, Poland

Anna Maria Ferragina

University of Salerno, Italy

Irena Jindrichovska

Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic

Christopher Koliba

University of Vermont, USA

Jerzy Konieczny

Wilfrid Laurier University and RCEA, Canada

Joanna Mackiewicz-Łyziak

University of Warsaw, Poland

Piotr Modzelewski

University of Warsaw, Poland

Dagmara Mycielska

University of Warsaw, Poland

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