Table of contents for Reproductive strategies in Belgian fertility, 1960-1990 / Karel Neels.


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1.    The Decline of Belgian Fertility: 1880-1990             5
1.1   The first demographic transition: 1880-1930             6
1.2   A century of demographic change: the post-war era     14
1.2.1 Postponement of marriage and decline of proportions
marrying                                        15
1.2.2 Rise in cohabitation                            18
1.2.3 Increasing divorce                              19
1.2.4  Baby bust and fertility postponement           20
1.2.5 Increasing non-marital fertility                23
1.3   Implications of sustained low fertility               24
1.3.1 Statistics Belgium, 1995                        25
1.3.2  United nations, 2002                           26
1.3.3 Projection outcomes                             27
1.4   Determinants of subreplacement fertility              31
1.4.1 The proximate determinants of fertility         31
1.4.2  Economic models of demographic change          33
1.4.3 Cultural explanations                           37
1.4.4  Explanations stressing diffusion               40
1.4.5  Discussion                                     42
1.5   Research questions and organisation of the volume     44
2.    Birth-order Components of Belgian Fertility, 1930-1990  48
2.1   Measures of nuptiality                                 49
2.2   Measures of fertility                                  52
2.2.1 Age- and birth-order-specific fertility rates   52
2.2.2 Synthetic parity progression ratios             56
2.2.3 Tempo-adjusted birth-order-specific fertility rates  63
2.2.4 Cohort fertility profiles by birth-order        67
2.2.5 Discussion                                      74
2.3   Conclusion                                            82
3.    Cohort Fertility Profiles: Birth Cohorts 1931-1935    84
3.1.  Educational attainment and labour force participation  85
3.2.  Nuptiality and divorce                                89
3.3.  Fertility differentials                               95
3.3.1. First birth component                          95
3.3.2. Second birth component                       103
3.3.3. Third birth component                         110
3.3.4. Fourth birth component                        111
3.3.5. Total fertility                               116
3.4.  Discussion                                           117
4.    Cohort Fertility Profiles: Birth Cohorts 1941-1945   121
4.1   Educational attainment and labour force participation  122
4.2   Nuptiality and divorce                               124
4.3   Fertility differentials                              128
4.3.1 First birth component                          129
4.3.2 Second birth component                         136
4.3.3 Third birth component                          140
4.3.4 Fourth birth component                         141
4.3.5 Total fertility                                147
4.4   Discussion                                           148
5.    Cohort Fertility Profiles: Birth Cohorts 1951-1955   152
5.1   Educational attainment and labour force participation  153
5.2   Nuptiality and divorce                               155
5.3   Fertility differentials                              160
5.3.1 First birth component                          160
5.3.2 Second birth component                         168
5.3.3 Third birth component                          170
5.3.4 Fourth birth component                         175
5.3.5 Total fertility                                179
5.4   Discussion                                           180
6.    Cohort Fertility Profiles: Birth Cohorts 1961-1965   184
6.1   Educational attainment and labour force participation  186
6.2   Nuptiality and divorce                              189
6.3   Fertility differentials                             196
6.3.1 First birth component                          196
6.3.2 Second birth component                        205
6.3.3 Third and fourth birth components             210
6.4   Discussion                                          211
7.    Reappraisal and Final Considerations                213
7.1   Tempo and quantum of Belgian nuptiality and fertility  213
7.2    Reproductive strategies in Belgian fertility       217
7.2.1 Nuptiality patterns                           220
7.2.2 Fertility differentials                       223
7.3   Theoretical considerations                          240
References                                                249
Appendix A: The Quality of Demographic Data               259
A. 1  Quality of the 1991 census data                     260
A. 1.1 Non-response patterns in the 1991 census     263
A. 1.2 Data quality of key demographic variables in the 1991
census                                        269
A.2   Validation of the 1991 census data                  275
A.2.1 Fertility                                     275
A.2.2 Nuptiality and divorce                        292
A.2.3 Breakdown of total fertility by legitimacy    299
A.3   Summary                                              300
Appendix B: Covariates & Discrete-time Event-History Analysis 303
B. 1  Construction of key covariates                       304
B.2   A discrete-time logit model of the birth hazard      307
Appendix C: Belgian Geographical Units                    313



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Fertility, Human Belgium, Family size Belgium