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The Demographic Consequences of Changing Cohort Size and Female Work

Fred C. Pampel

in The Institutional Context of Population Change

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2001 | ISBN: 9780226645254
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226645278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226645278.003.0001
The Demographic Consequences of Changing Cohort Size and Female Work

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This chapter begins with a discussion of patterns of demographic change covering fertility and mortality, age structure and its demographic consequences, and female employment and its demographic consequences. The links between female work and fertility or mortality prove similarly complex and also involve theoretical and empirical controversy. These controversies are reviewed in detail, first considering the consequences of cohort size for fertility and mortality and then considering the consequences of female work for fertility and the sex differential in mortality. The concluding sections of the chapter then suggest ways to make sense of divergent theoretical views and empirical results. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: demographic change; fertility; mortality; age structure; female employment; female work

Chapter.  9368 words. 

Subjects: Population and Demography

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