Quotation Lutz, Wolfgang, Testa, Maria Rita, Penn, Dustin. 2006. Population density is a key factor in declining human fertility. Population and Environment 28 S. 69-81.


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In studying the complex determinants of human fertility, social scientists have given little attention to population density, although reproduction has been shown to be density-dependent for a wide variety of other species. Using fixed effects models on the time series of 145 countries and controlling for key social and economic variables, we find a consistent and significant negative relationship between human fertility and population density. Moreover, we find that individual fertility preferences also decline with population density. These findings suggest that population density should be included as a variable in future studies of fertility determinants.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Population and Environment
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title Population density is a key factor in declining human fertility
Volume 28
Year 2006
Page from 69
Page to 81
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11111-007-0037-6

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Lutz, Wolfgang (Details)
Testa, Maria Rita (Details)
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Penn, Dustin. (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria)
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Demography Group AB (Details)
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