The predecline rise in Israeli muslim fertility

Jona Schellekens, Zvi Eisenbach

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In the classical description of the “demographic transition,” mortality decline precedes fertility decline, thus causing a period of increased population growth until fertility starts to decline as well. This classical portrayal of the demographic transition does not seem to be accurate for many countries. Often, a rise in fertility contributed to population growth in the early stagesof the demographic transition, in addition to the contribution of mortality decline (Dyson and Murphy 1985). There are very few casestudies of predecline rises in fertility. Usually, fertility studies focus on decline, although “a better appreciation of the changes that trigger such rises may enhance our understanding of the causes and timing of subsequent declines” (Dyson and Murphy 1985).

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIsrael's Destiny
Subtitle of host publicationFertility and Mortality in a Divided Society
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351511308
ISBN (Print)9781412806268
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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