Marriage, Childbearing and Single Motherhood : Trends in Attitudes and Behaviour in Czechia and Slovakia from 1991 to 2017

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Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální studia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords values; marriage rate; total fertility rate; second demographic transition; out of weddlock births;
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Description Given the intensive political and economic transformation process, followed by demographic changes that has haracterized the Czech Republic and Slovakia since 1989, we examine the variation in personal values and attitudes towards marriage, childbearing and single motherhood in these two countries. The main goal is to examine if the trends in values concerning marriage, childbearing and single motherhood observed between 1991 and 2017 were accompanied by similar demographic changes. Data from four waves of the European Value Study (EVS) are used, together with official vital demographic statistics. Our analysis shows that the correspondence between attitudinal survey-micro-data and aggregated (statistical) macro data is quite considerable and that there is a link/association between attitudes and behaviours.
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