Unemployment delays parenthood in France

Press release Published on 07 December 2015

Population and Societies n° 528, december 2015

Authors: Ariane Pailhé, Arnaud Régnier-Loilier

Fertility seems to be less affected by the economic crisis in France than in most other developed countries. Is French fertility behaviour immune to the effects of unemployment? Analysing data from the ERFI survey (the French variant of the Generations and Gender Survey), which interviewed respondents three times between 2005 and 2011, Ariane Pailhé and Arnaud Loilier, show that unemployment does in fact influence fertility intentions and their realization.

Population and Societies honors Valeria Solesin - INED PhD student victim of the attacks of 13 November 2015 in Paris - by republishing his first article published in 2013 in Neodemos.

Released on: 09 december 2015