During the last decades all European countries faced a decline in fertility rates, although at a different pace. Evidence shows that there exists a gap between people’s wishes to have children and their actual behaviour. The realization of their wish to have a child may not be completely within their control; they can be impeded by social, economic, cultural, psychological and other circumstances that appear both at the individual and the societal level. The main objective of the REPRO project is to upgrade the existing knowledge and to generate new scientific and policy-oriented knowledge on the factors that drive changes in the birth rates and influence the reproductive decision-making of contemporary Europeans.

REPRO has ended in January 2011. This website will no longer be regularly updated.

  • Book “Reproductive Decision-Making in a Macro-Micro Perspective” published » more
  • New issue of the Vienna Yearbook of Population Research based on the REPRO conference » more
  • Scientific articles stemming from the REPRO project » more
  • Presentations and pictures from the final REPRO conference “From
    intentions to behaviour” (Dec 2010) available (go to bottom of
    page) » more


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