Fellows' Presentation

Gender Equity and Low Fertility in Postindustrial Societies

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Part of the 2013–2014 Fellows Presentation Series


During the Radcliffe fellowship year, Mary C. Brinton is working on a comparative project that asks why fertility has dropped to very low levels in some postindustrial societies and not others. She is using original in-depth interviews of young men and women in Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the United States to examine how the incomplete gender-role revolution hinders family formation in the postindustrial context.