Publication


Balbo, N. and Mills, M.
The effects of social capital and social pressure on the intention to have a second or third child in France, Germany, and Bulgaria, 2004–05
Population Studies, 2011
fertility intentions second birth third birth personal network social capital social pressure cross-national analysis
URL, DOI, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
This study investigates the importance of the effect of an individual's web of informal relationships with family and peers on the intention to have a second or third child. Drawing on sociological theories of social capital (help with childcare, emotional support) and social pressure, the study extends existing research by evaluating cross-national differences (between France, Germany, and Bulgaria) in the impact of personal network and institutional circumstances. It tests a non-linear relationship between social capital and fertility intentions. Social pressure and social capital are highly institutionally filtered, with the impact of personal network stronger where institutions are less family-supportive.

Reference


@article{Balbo2011,
  author = {Balbo, N. and Mills, M.},
  title = {The effects of social capital and social pressure on the intention to have a second or third child in France, Germany, and Bulgaria, 2004–05},
  year = {2011},
  journal = {Population Studies},
  volume = {65},
  number = {3},
  pages = {1-17},
  month = {Jun},
  keywords = {fertility intentions, second birth, third birth, personal network, social capital, social pressure, cross-national analysis},
  doi = {10.1080/00324728.2011.579148},
  url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324728.2011.579148},
  note = {Published online},
  timestamp = {28.09.2011},
  owner = {Andrei},
  language = {English},
  abstract = {This study investigates the importance of the effect of an individual's web of informal relationships with family and peers on the intention to have a second or third child. Drawing on sociological theories of social capital (help with childcare, emotional support) and social pressure, the study extends existing research by evaluating cross-national differences (between France, Germany, and Bulgaria) in the impact of personal network and institutional circumstances. It tests a non-linear relationship between social capital and fertility intentions. Social pressure and social capital are highly institutionally filtered, with the impact of personal network stronger where institutions are less family-supportive.}
}

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