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Title Family structure
Alternate Title General Fertility Rate [49]
Publication Date 2008-04-30
Abstract In recent years, the fertility rates in Europe have decreased dramatically to below replacement level. Replacement is guaranteed only if women of child-bearing age have at least 2.1 children on average. In almost the entire Alpine space, values are below replacement fertility. As a natural consequence, regions with low birth rates are facing obsolescence, and this phenomenon puts future perspectives and the sustainable development of a society at severe risk. Low fertility rates are a constant trend and attributable, among other reasons, to longer educational periods for young people, professional flexibility requests and insecure employment situations.
Purpose Interreg IIIb Alpine Space: Project DIAMONT
Status completed
Language eng
Responsible party
Identification of, and means of communication with, person(s) and organization(s) associated with the resource(s).
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator
Provides category keywords, their type, and reference source.
Topic society
Gemet Keyword (1)
English population trend
German Bevölkerungsentwicklung
French évolution démographique
Italian tendenza della popolazione
Slovenian demografski trend
original GEMET: 6528
Gemet Keyword (2)
English demography
German Demographie
French démographie
Italian demografia
Slovenian demografija
original GEMET: 2060
Gemet Keyword (3)
English demographic development
German Demographische Entwicklung
French croissance démographique
Italian sviluppo demografico
Slovenian demografski razvoj
original GEMET: 2055
Gemet Keyword (4)
English GEMET - GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
Spatial Data
Representation textTable
Temporal extent
Date and time for the content of the dataset.Non-continuous and varying in the different countries.
Timeframe Begin: 1990 End: 2002
Data quality
Provides overall assessment of quality of a resource(s).
Scope level nonGeographicDataset
Lineage statement AT Statistik Austria (2001): Statistik der natürlichen Bevölkerungsbewegung; Volkszählung.
CH Bundesamt für Statistik (2000): Eidgenössische Volkszählung; Statistik der natürlichen Bevölkerungsbewegung.
DE Bayrisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (2001): Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes; Statistik der Geburten.
FR INSEE (1990-1999): Recensement de la population.
IT ISTAT (2001): 14° Censimento generale della popolazione e delle abitazioni; special analysis.
LI Amt für Volkswirtschaft (2000): Volkszählung.
SI Ministrstvo za notranje zadeve (2002): Centralni register prebivalstva. Statistični urad Republike Slovenije (2002): Popis prebivalstva.
Distribution Info
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Format csv
Distributor address
Party from whom the resource may be obtained. This list need not be exhaustive.
Individual name Prof. Dr. Ulrike Tappeiner
Organisation name EURAC - Institute for Alpine Environment
Position name Head of Institute
Role originator