Social networks and fertility
|Title||Social networks and fertility|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Bernardi, L, Klärner, A|
|Keywords||Europe, fertility, industrialized countries, social networks|
Background: The fields of demography, sociology, and socio-psychology have been increasingly drawing on social network theories, which posit that individual fertility decision-making depends in part on the fertility behavior of other members of the population, and on the structure of the interactions between individuals. After reviewing this literature, we highlight the benefits of taking a social network perspective on fertility and family research.