• A
  • A
  • A
  • АБB
  • АБB
  • АБB
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Обычная версия сайта

Статья

Demographic behaviour of Russians: family and fertility patterns across generations

The Macrotheme Review. 2013. Vol. 2. No. 3. P. 71-80.

After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the behaviour of Russians in all spheres of life began to change; the demographic dimension is not an exception. Nowadays youth born and raised in modern Russia have another vision of the sequence of demographic events than that held by Soviet generations. According to examples of other countries and the theory of the Second Demographic Transition, it is possible to assume that differences in norms, values, and views could lead to a shift in calendars and intensity of births and matrimonial events. Have these value transformations resulted in transformations of actual reproductive and matrimonial behaviour of Russians? If so, what is the direction of changes? We tried to answer these and accompanying questions in the paper. Using Event History Analysis (EHA) we revealed a relationship between matrimonial and reproductive behaviour across generations, defined zones of their basic distinctions, and made assumptions concerning the reasons and consequences of these transformations.