Fertility and Family

Lifetime childlessness among women by level of education, selected countries. European Fertility Datasheet 2015, www.fertilitydatasheet.org © - VID


Research Group Leader: Tomáš Sobotka



The research group "Fertility and Family" studies fertility preferences, childlessness, union formation and dissolution, family changes and couple relations and their interconnections. It combines research based on individual- and aggregate-level data and puts a strong focus on education differences in family behaviours. The group also actively collects and disseminates data through several databases, including  the Human Fertility Database (HFD, a collaboration with MPIDR in Rostock) and the Cohort Fertility and Education (CFE) database.