Cristin-resultat-ID: 1996173
Sist endret: 17. mars 2022, 10:06
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2022
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2022

The impact of narratives of the future on fertility intentions in Norway

Bidragsytere:
  • Trude Lappegård
  • Axel Peter Kristensen
  • Lars Dommermuth
  • Alessandra Minello og
  • Daniele Vignoli

Tidsskrift

Journal of Marriage and Family
ISSN 0022-2445
e-ISSN 1741-3737
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2022
Volum: 84
Hefte: 2
Sider: 476 - 493
Open Access

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85123960531

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Tittel

The impact of narratives of the future on fertility intentions in Norway

Sammendrag

Abstract Objective This study examines the effect of exposure to different economic narratives of the future on fertility intentions of Norwegian couples. Background Fertility patterns should not only be interpreted in relation to economic uncertainty conceptualized as objective constraints. One should also consider that subjective narratives of economic uncertainty may have a significant role in fertility decision-making. Method Data were collected from a controlled laboratory experiment of both partners in heterosexual couples in fall 2019 in Oslo, Norway (N = 838). The participants were randomly assigned to read either a negative or a positive future economic scenario, while a control group was not assigned to any scenario. Results The economic scenarios influenced couples' fertility intentions, with the negative scenario causing a clear decrease in fertility intentions and the positive scenario causing an increase in fertility intentions. Men and women responded in similar ways to the scenarios. The effect of exposure to the scenarios is not moderated by objective measures such as couple employment status and income, except in one case. Conclusion Our experimental setting demonstrates that people's fertility intentions are shaped by their subjective view of the future economic situation.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Trude Lappegård

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi ved Universitetet i Oslo

Axel Peter Kristensen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Lars Dommermuth

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Forskningsavdelingen, Befolkning og offentlig økonomi ved Statistisk sentralbyrå

Alessandra Minello

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Università degli Studi di Padova

Daniele Vignoli

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Università degli Studi di Firenze
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