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Journal of Economics

, Volume 112, Issue 1, pp 95–97 | Cite as

Scheubel, Beatrice: Bismarck’s Institutions. A historical perspective on the social security hypothesis

XVI, 280 pp. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2013. Sewn paper, 69.00
  • Andreas WagenerEmail author
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While many believe the trend towards fewer children to be a post-World War II phenomenon, a far more drastic decline in fertility set in in Europe already in the late 1800s. In Germany, e.g., the total fertility rate fell from 5.5 children per woman in 1885 to \(<\)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of HannoverHannoverGermany

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