Cross-cultural Family Convergence and Fertility This paper explores the matter of cross-cultural family convergence and fertility and looks, particularly, at the notion that fertility is declining as a result of the shift to industrialized and urbanized societies. To understand this shift, one must understand basic demographic transition theory – though there appear to many sub-theories that offer various explanations for why things are changing as they are – and one must recognize the broad stages of demographic change which all societies appear to pass through. Before getting into a detailed discussion of demographic transition theory – which, as noted previously, is a rather massive undertaking because of the many theories that gather...The end:
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