Monday, June 30, 2008

Lowest-low fertility in the Times magazine

In yesterday's NYT Magazine there was an article about low fertility in Italy and about fertility in developed countries in general. Female aspirations and equality of responsibility for work and family seem like they may be a big part of the equation.

May's issue of the academic journal Demography includes an interesting article about female preferences and childbearing. It suggests moms with greater tolerance for risk also seem to wait later to start having kids.