Resilience as a theoretical foundation for fertility dynamics (Theoretical framework)

Year: 2024
Author(s): Agnieszka Chłoń-Domińczak, Milena Chełchowska, Wioletta Grzenda, Irena E. Kotowska, Anna Maliszewska, Krzysztof Tymicki

This working paper identifies patterns in which fertility dynamics reacted to two major crises: the Great Recession in the late 2000s and the Covid pandemic. While in some countries, fertility trends changed considerable, in others they quickly recovered to the pre-crises level. On the basis of these findings an analytical framework is presented to investigate resilience in fertility dynamics in Europe, including micro, meso and macro factors that can influence fertility. This framework forms the basis for future analyses in the FutuRes project.

Keywords: fertility; resilience; fertilitydynamics;