Η εξέλιξη της γονιμότητας σε εθνικό και περιφερειακό επίπεδο, 1965-1991Part of : Επιθεώρηση κοινωνικών ερευνών ; Vol.94, 1997, pages 153-183
Fertility trends in Greece : national and regional analysis, 1965-1991
One of the most significant demographic problems appearing in the recent years in our country is the sharp fall of the reproductive ability of the population. The number of children corresponding to a woman of a fertile age today in Greece is less than the minimum required for the replacement of the population. According to the empirical analysis of this study, the phenomenon of the fall of the fertility rates becomes very significant during the period 1980-1988 because of changes of the reproductive behaviour of the youngest mothers. The same pattern of development is observed for all regions of the country. In addition, statistically significant differences between urban and agricultural regions are not observed as far as the reproductive behaviour of mothers is concerned. Finally, the difference of fertility behaviour between Athens, Thessaly, Thrace, Aegian Islands and Crete on the one hand and the national average on the other is tatistically significant.