In the last part of the project, the PI systematically compares, analyzes and integrates the results of projects 1-4 as well as other academic literature on
The hypotheses are empirically tested through qualitative and quantitative micro- and macro-level analyses.
The theoretical model departs from two mechanisms that describe how family influenced people's reproductive behavior. First, family and kin might provide tangible and intangible resources, facilitating individuals to reproduce and/or protect the survival of their young offspring.
This research program bridges several disciplines in the humanities and (bio)social sciences.