Failure to Realize Fertility Intentions: A Key Aspect of the Post-communist Fertility Transition

Failure to Realize Fertility Intentions: A Key Aspect of the Post-communist Fertility Transition Our paper focuses on the realization of fertility intentions, exploring a new aspect of the post-communist fertility transition. By making use of a follow-up study, it was possible to compare five European countries and to analyze the chances of realizing short-term, time-dependent fertility intentions. There is always a difference between intention and behavior. It is partly due to demographic and social factors, such as age, parity, partnership status, but once these are accounted for, important differences remain between western European and post-communist countries. In the period after the turn of the millennium, chances of realizing intentions are significantly lower in post-communist countries than in western European countries. The lower chance of realization is a consequence of social anomie originating from discrepancy between slow value shift and the increased dynamism of structural changes. Population Research and Policy Review Springer Journals

Failure to Realize Fertility Intentions: A Key Aspect of the Post-communist Fertility Transition

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright © 2013 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Social Sciences, general; Demography; Sociology, general; Population Economics
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