This joint project with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock aims to analyse short- and longer-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the trends in the number of births and fertility rates in high-income countries with good quality of vital statistics data.
We will focus on the following issues:
We will relate the indicators of pandemic severity, non-pharmaceutical interventions (e.g. reduced mobility, lockdowns and school closures) and their economic consequences to changes in birth and fertility rates. We will consider short-term fertility shocks and estimate monthly trends in fertility rates across high-income countries. Furthermore, we will study how longer-term fertility responses differ by age, birth order, education and migrant origin.
Team at VID: Tomas Sobotka, Zuzanna Brzozowska, Maria Winkler-Dworak
Research Groups: Fertility and Family, Economic Demography
Cooperation Partners: Department of Demography, University of Vienna - Krystof Zeman, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR), Rostock - Dmitri Jdanov, Ainhoa Alustiza Galarza, Aiva Jasilioniene, Laszlo Nemeth