Egalitarian values and generous social welfare states had been credited with protecting the Nordic countries in particular from very low fertility rates. Yet since 2008, birth rates in those countries have nonetheless plummeted.
Join IHE Fellows Bradford Wilcox (professor of sociology at the University of Virginia), Laurie DeRose (professor of sociology at The Catholic University of America), and American Enterprise Institute Fellow Lyman Stone for a conversation about a key factor impacting fertility rates — attitudes towards work. Our speakers will tackle the elevation of work and career advancement to a very high place in individual’s values and provide evidence that the concept of workism helps explain reduced fertility worldwide.
This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Family Studies (https://ifstudies.org/) and Plough Quarterly (https://www.plough.com/). We invite you to peruse their latest issue, "What Are Families For?", featuring an article coauthored by Brad Wilcox and Alysse ElHage entitled "The Best of Times, the Worse of Times: Family Life during COVID-19."