RABUŠIC, Ladislav. Value Change and Demographic Behaviour in the Czech Republic. Czech Sociological Review. Prague: Institute of Sociology, 2001, IX, No 1, p. 99-122. ISSN 1210-3861.
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Original name Value Change and Demographic Behaviour in the Czech Republic
Authors RABUŠIC, Ladislav.
Edition Czech Sociological Review, Prague, Institute of Sociology, 2001, 1210-3861.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 50000 5. Social Sciences
Country of publisher Czech Republic
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/01:00004319
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
Keywords in English second demographic transition; value change; social change; cohorts;
Tags cohorts, second demographic transition, social change, value change
Changed by Changed by: prof. PhDr. Ladislav Rabušic, CSc., učo 832. Changed: 18/7/2001 16:58.
Abstract
Deep structural changes witnessed in the Czech republic in the past decade, that is establishment of a democratic political regime and market economy, and transformation of the social security system, could not have steered clear of everyday life and behavioural patterns of Czech population. One of the areas that have been profoundly affected is demographic behaviour. Marriage and fertility rates in particular have decreased to an unprecedented level. The main thesis of this paper is that the demographic changes in the Czech republic result from a condensed progress of the second demographic transition which was triggered off by a value change in young age cohorts born in the 1970s and early 1980s. New value orientations of these cohorts, which were latently present already before the political change, manifested themselves fully in the free environment of the new democratic society. The paper will present evidence of the value changes by utilising data from a comparative sociological research titled The European Values Study which was carried out in Europe in 1990/91 and in 1999. It is argued that the coincidence of value and demographic changes can hardly be regarded as accidental.
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GA403/99/0326, research and development projectName: European Values Study 1999 - Česká republika
Investor: Czech Science Foundation, European values study 1999 - the Czech Republic
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