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A. Łobodzińska
Fertility intentions and attitudes towards family life in Poland: A spatial approach
2014,
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The changes in procreative behaviours in Poland, which accelerated especially after the year 1989, has affected the whole country. They concern not only the decline of total fertility rate (below the replacement level), but also significant changes in timing of births (pattern of age-specific fertility rates), as well as the increase of the share of non-marital births. However, procreative behaviours in Poland still present some regional differences (CSO 2013). The changes and diversity of fertility levels are explained i.a. by the shift in attitudes towards family-formation process, family life, opportunity costs of childbearing, as well as value systems and norms (e.g. Becker 1965, 1991; Bongaarts 2002; Leibenstein 1957; Van de Kaa 1987). The aim of the author is to analyse the spatial diversity of fertility intentions and attitudes towards certain aspects of family life among women in Poland. Therefore, micro-level cross-sectional data derived from the Wave 1 of Generations and Gender Survey (GGS-PL) was used. The analyses were carried out on a sample of 3782 women aged 18–39 extracted from the whole dataset. With a set of variables selected for the study the author attempts to explain i.a. fertility intentions and plans of Poles, factors affecting their childbearing decisions, as well as perception and attitudes towards such aspects of family life as marriage, children, housework division and roles of family members. Furthermore, the interdependencies between these factors are analysed. The spatial context of the study reveals the differences in procreative behaviours and attitudes, as well as values affecting them, in both regional and rural-urban dimension.

Reference


@inproceedings{Łobodzińska2014a,
  author = {A. Łobodzińska},
  title = {Fertility intentions and attitudes towards family life in Poland: A spatial approach},
  year = {2014},
  month = {Aug},
  url = {http://t.igu2014.org/programme_detailed/pdf/C12_34_SP2/Lobodzinska_Fertility.pdf},
  timestamp = {21.07.2014},
  abstract = {The changes in procreative behaviours in Poland, which accelerated especially after the year 1989, has affected the whole country. They concern not only the decline of total fertility rate (below the replacement level), but also significant changes in timing of births (pattern of age-specific fertility rates), as well as the increase of the share of non-marital births. However, procreative behaviours in Poland still present some regional differences (CSO 2013). The changes and diversity of fertility levels are explained i.a. by the shift in attitudes towards family-formation process, family life, opportunity costs of childbearing, as well as value systems and norms (e.g. Becker 1965, 1991; Bongaarts 2002; Leibenstein 1957; Van de Kaa 1987). The aim of the author is to analyse the spatial diversity of fertility intentions and attitudes towards certain aspects of family life among women in Poland. Therefore, micro-level cross-sectional data derived from the Wave 1 of Generations and Gender Survey (GGS-PL) was used. The analyses were carried out on a sample of 3782 women aged 18–39 extracted from the whole dataset. With a set of variables selected for the study the author attempts to explain i.a. fertility intentions and plans of Poles, factors affecting their childbearing decisions, as well as perception and attitudes towards such aspects of family life as marriage, children, housework division and roles of family members. Furthermore, the interdependencies between these factors are analysed. The spatial context of the study reveals the differences in procreative behaviours and attitudes, as well as values affecting them, in both regional and rural-urban dimension.}
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