Conference on the Postponement of Parenthood

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bocconi University
Date of event: 
September 3, 2018 - September 6, 2018
Location: 
Lake Como, Italy

The secular increase in the mean age at childbearing is one of the most notable demographic developments of recent decades. This conference will take a multidisciplinary stance to explore the causes and consequences of this process, in order to assess its costs and gains. We welcome the submission of research papers on the potential consequences of childbearing at older ages for the health and well-being of parents, children, and populations, as well as the cultural, socioeconomic, technological, and policy factors that may explain why parents are delaying childbearing to older ages. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. The conference will feature keynote speeches, oral presentations, poster sessions, as well as formal and informal opportunities for group discussion and exchange.