Are TV soap operas downsizing Brazilian families?

April 22, 2008 • Family Planning, Brazil, Serial Dramas, News

A dramatic drop in Brazil’s fertility rate over the past four decades is due in part to a national addiction to soap operas, a new study suggests.

Unrealistically small families portrayed in the hugely popular soapies seems to be the main factor in the effect put forward this month by researchers working for the London-based Center for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

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