Family structures, trends and prospects in the East Kazakhstan region
dissertation thesis (DEFENDED)
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- Kvalifikační práce 
Faculty / Institute
Faculty of Science
Department of Demography and Geodemography
Date of defense
27. 9. 2011
PublisherUniverzita Karlova, Přírodovědecká fakulta
Keywords (Czech)traditional and modern family, family dissolution, divorce, repartnering, post-dissolution childbearing, East-Kazakhstan region
Keywords (English)traditional and modern family, family dissolution, divorce, repartnering, post-dissolution childbearing, East-Kazakhstan region
This study addresses modern types of families in the East-Kazakhstan region and their role in the development of population. Using a sample of East-Kazakhstani women interviewed in 2008 in the "Family Transformation survey," this study focuses on continuously married women and women who have been previously married. The purpose of this thesis is analysis of factors influential on the intention to be divorced. Additionally, this thesis investigates issue: how a woman's family life-course (marital status and number of children born in the first marriage) influences the risk of a post-dissolution birth among divorced women. Also this study attempts to analyze how the experience of a marital dissolution affects a woman's cumulated fertility. The results show that women who underwent a marital dissolution have lower fertility than those who remained continuously married, and that repartnering enables this group of women to recapture the fertility lost with the dissolution of the first marriage. With a rise in divorce rates and existing differences of post-dissolution marital behaviors for those who have been previously married, it has become important to account for the type of dissolution (widowhood or divorce) of a union when analyzing partnership formation after the breakdown of a union. Additionally, this...
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