No. 3 – Which Gender Equality Matters?

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Does gender equality matter for fertility? We studied how three dimensions of gender equality affect the intentions of women and men to have a child in the near future: employment, financial situation, and equity in housework & care. Gender equality in each of these dimensions has a different impact on the childbearing intentions of women and men, but parenthood is still a dividing line between more and less gender equality.

Figure 2 – Likelihood that men & women intend to have a child and its relationship to household work

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