An Alternative Approach to Studying Thailand’s Fertility Intention


  • Satayu Pattarakijkusol Graduate School of Public Administration, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand


Fertility intention, Rational choice, Economic behavior, Social institutions


The ageing population phenomenon is becoming a global conundrum. One solution to address this problem is to balance the national demographic structure by boosting a country’s total fertility. The traditional way of studying this issue is to adopt the rational choice and economic behavior approaches. However, the author is of the opinion that such approaches do not fit within Thailand’s context. Thus, the author argues that it would be more appropriate to utilize the Social Institution approach to study and shed light on Thailand’s fertility intention.


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Pattarakijkusol, S. (2023). An Alternative Approach to Studying Thailand’s Fertility Intention. Journal of Multidisciplinary in Social Sciences, 17(2), 73–81. Retrieved from



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