In What Extent Social and Economic Theories Can Explain Long-Term Decrease of Fertility in Serbia? Cover Image

Колико социолошке и економске теорије могу објаснити дуготрајни пад фертилитета у Србији?
In What Extent Social and Economic Theories Can Explain Long-Term Decrease of Fertility in Serbia?

Author(s): Petar Vasić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Human Geography, Methodology and research technology, Family and social welfare, Demography and human biology
Published by: Географски факултет, Универзитет у Београду
Keywords: fertility;Serbia;microeconomic theory of fertility;second demographic transition;

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents some basic assumptions of two leading sociological and economical theories of fertility, second demographic transition theory, and microeconomic theory of fertility. These two theories are mostly presented as opponent, so author’s intent was to reconcile these theories issues regarding specific fertility transition in Serbia. Both theories assumptions were discussed as parallel as possible, for better comparison. It is obvious that some of theoretical prerequisites of long-term fertility decline in Serbia nave not emerged, but fertility transition yet happened, and that is an exact issue of this theoretical paper.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 9
  • Page Range: 237-256
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian