Ekaterina Mitrofanova1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Demographic Behavior of Russians: Family and Fertility Patterns Across Generations

2011. Vol. 15. No. 4. P. 519–542 [issue contents]

After break up of the Soviet union the behavior of Russians in all spheres oflife began to change. Nowadays youth, born and socialized in new Russia, has othernorms and values, than Soviet period generations. According to examples of other countries, it is possible to assume that distinctions in values and motivation should lead to shift of a calendar of births and matrimonial events, to the change of quantitative and qualitative patterns of fertility and matrimony.

Have these values transformations of the society resulted in transformations of actual reproduction behavior of Russians? And if so, what is the direction of occurring changes?

This paper is trying to answer these and accompanying questions.

The paper starts with a short description of long-term changes of base characte-ristics of formation of the Russian family. Moreover there is an attempt of defining certain patterns of changing matrimonial behavior across generations.

There were constructed matrimonial biographies for interrelation revealing between matrimonial and reproductive behavior. The research was made on the data base of panel, representative for Russia selective survey focused directly on studying of a family and generations.

The analysis was done with the help of advanced econometric toolkit, allowing to reveal characteristics of demographic behavior of different generations, to define zo­nes of its basic distinctions and to make assumptions concerning the reasons and consequences of occurring transformations.
Citation: Mitrofanova E. (2011) Demograficheskoe povedenie pokoleniy rossiyan v sfere sem'i i rozhdaemosti [Demographic Behavior of Russians: Family in Post-soviet Period]. Ekonomicheskiy zhurnal VShE, vol. 15, no 4, pp. 519-542 (in Russian)
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