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Call for Papers: CEEJ Special Issue
Fertility response to economic insecurities in the CEE countries
Fertility response to economic insecurities in the CEE countries


Previous research has often found a pro-cyclical association between period fertility and macro-economic trends. In particular, it has been shown that temporary fertility declines are associated with deteriorating labour market conditions. There are, however, many ways how economic decline may influence individual fertility behaviour. These range from direct experiences, such as unemployment status and decline of income, to more indirect influences such as higher perceived employment insecurity, weakening consumer confidence, subjective uncertainty etc. With the global financial crisis of 2007/08 and the recent COVID crisis, the question about fertility behaviour during and between temporary economic declines has drawn considerable interest. Some of the economic effects on fertility show variations depending on country context, which further motivates the extension of such research to a wider range of countries. The CEE countries particularly, with the backdrop of large-scale economic transformation and fertility declines in the recent past, may offer interesting experience in this regard.

They are looking forward to papers that address various aspects of fertility (intentions, quantum, timing of parenthood, spacing etc) in the changing macro-economic context. Within this relatively broad focus, topics may range from general analyses of fertility trends to more in-depth individual and/or multi-level analyses about factors that have the potential to explain influences of economic trends on fertility behaviour.

Although the call is addressed primarily towards the CEE countries, comparative analyses including other European regions or studies that include evidence pertinent to the CEE experience, are most welcome.


Why submit to the CEEJ?

Central European Economic Journal publishes original theoretical and empirical research papers in the field of economics as well as at the intersection of economics and sociology, demography, political science, law and management. The journal accepts papers which fall under (but are not restricted to) the following research areas: macro- and microeconomics, labour market research, international trade, population studies, public sector economics, public policies, health, gender, ecological economics, finance, accounting, managerial economics. CEEJ addresses the broad international community, but especially welcomes papers which focus on socio-economic problems relevant for Central and Eastern Europe, including the European transition countries.

  • The CEEJ is an open access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal, free of charge, available at the Sciendo/DeGruyter Open Platform and at . The CEEJ offers: 
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To submit your manuscript, use their ScholarOne system .
In the cover letter inform them that your manuscript is submitted as part of Call for Papers with Guest Editor Martin Klesment.

The deadline for submitting papers is 31st March 2022

Each article should be prepared in accordance with the guidance given in the “Instructions for Authors” section of their website:
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Guest Editor Martin Klesment ( klesment at tlu dot ee ) or CEEJ Editorial Office: