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Isabella Buber-Ennser, Bernhard Riederer
Familie in der Stadt und am Land: Zur Bedeutung des regionalen Kontextes für die Realisierung des Kinderwunsches in Österreich
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 2020
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It is well known that fertility rates differ between rural and urban regions. Nevertheless, regional differences in realization of childbearing intentions have been hardly studied. The present article analyses the realization of short-time childbearing intentions in Austria, comparing rural areas, urban areas, and Vienna (the capital is the only city with more than 1 million inhabitants in Austria). Our findings demonstrate that realization is lower in Vienna than in other urban or rural regions of Austria. Different population compositions contribute to a more frequent postponement of intentions in Vienna. Regional differences in abandonment of fertility intentions remain after controlling for socio-economic characteristics, demographics, and attitudes. The higher number of available options regarding education, employment, and lifestyles in cities might compete with family formation and increase the costs of childbearing.

Reference


@article{Buber-Ennser2020b,
  author = {Isabella Buber-Ennser, Bernhard Riederer},
  title = {Familie in der Stadt und am Land: Zur Bedeutung des regionalen Kontextes für die Realisierung des Kinderwunsches in Österreich},
  year = {2020},
  journal = {Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie},
  month = {Nov},
  url = {https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11614-020-00437-6},
  timestamp = {16.12.2020},
  abstract = {It is well known that fertility rates differ between rural and urban regions. Nevertheless, regional differences in realization of childbearing intentions have been hardly studied. The present article analyses the realization of short-time childbearing intentions in Austria, comparing rural areas, urban areas, and Vienna (the capital is the only city with more than 1 million inhabitants in Austria). Our findings demonstrate that realization is lower in Vienna than in other urban or rural regions of Austria. Different population compositions contribute to a more frequent postponement of intentions in Vienna. Regional differences in abandonment of fertility intentions remain after controlling for socio-economic characteristics, demographics, and attitudes. The higher number of available options regarding education, employment, and lifestyles in cities might compete with family formation and increase the costs of childbearing.}
}
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