Course: Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility

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Social and Economic Aspects of Human Fertility

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Nan Astone

Originally Offered:

Fall 2008

Offered By:

Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health

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Analyzes the correlates of fertility levels in societies and childbearing among individuals and couples. Examines classical theories of fertility change at the societal level and contemporary critiques of these theories. Also examines the determinants of fertility at the individual level, with an emphasis on differences in the timing first birth and total family size by social class and ethnicity in developed and developing countries.