Demographic Patterns in Europe: A Review of Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
Publication year: 2003
The new pattern in demographic behavior in the industrialized world, i.e. the “second demographic transition”, appeared in the mid-1960s and spread more recently to the Eastern parts of Europe. This overview discusses demographic development six countries since the 1960s, with a focus on transition to adulthood, partnership, and fertility; as well as presents different explanations for the demographic changes.