Demographers’ views on family and child policies

Hendrik Peter van Dalen*, C.J.I.M. Henkens

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Concerns about low fertility rate regularly lead conservative politicians to call for higher birth rates by offering incentives, like baby bonuses. Will such alternative policy efforts effect a change? A survey among European demographers suggests that baby bonuses are perceived as highly ineffective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8
JournalDemos: Bulletin over Bevolking en Samenleving
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2022


  • family planning
  • fertility
  • demographers
  • child care subsidies
  • Incentives


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