Uta Brehm

About Uta Brehm

Uta Brehm studied Sociology and Social Sciences in Bamberg, Düsseldorf and Reykjavik. Since 2013, she has been working as a doctoral fellow at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) and as a research assistant at the university's Chair of Sociology 1. Her research interests include the development of fertility decisions, in particular in comparison between East and West Germany, female employment, gender roles, and event history analysis.

Female Employment and Countries’ Fertility Rates – Science’s Comment on Public Debates

Unlike most parameters in demographic research, the Total Fertility Rate has become public knowledge in OECD countries. Particularly following the occurrence and stagnation of low fertility – and the associated aggravation of the social security problems – countries’ fertility rates have established themselves in political debates, legislative initiatives, media reports, and even in cracker barrel politics.

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