How social norms influence fertility choices1 min read . Updated: 08 Aug 2019, 10:49 PM IST
The decision to have smaller families is not entirely an economic choice, but also driven by social norms suggests a new study
Across the world, some countries, such as India and China, are attempting to control their populations, while others, such as Japan, are trying to boost their populations. Traditionally, these differences in fertility have been associated with economics: as people get richer, fertility declines. However, new research suggests that it is not just economics, but social norms and behaviors that determine fertility choices.
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