Vienna Institute of Demography Working Papers No. 09/2005
Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Vienna Institute of Demography (VID), Vienna
Long-term consequences of childbearing postponement for the population size are considered. General relations are obtained, which imply that the cohort NRR, the final generation length, and dynamics of the number of genealogical lines determine the final population trend. The period fertility rates are not relevant to ultimate population size in the case of stationary population and have only moderate effect when cohort NRR differs from unity. Relations obtained are also of value for formal demography and can be applied to the fertility transition modeling, population forecasting, and population genetics.
Childbearing postponement genealogical lines cohort rates long-term population dynamics