Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Contemporary Family in Slovakia: Demography, Values, Gender and Policy

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on the demographic changes in family behaviour which were taking place in Western countries from the second half of the twentieth century have happened in Slovakia in last twenty years. Before 1989, reproductive behaviour in Slovakia can be characterized as rather traditional. Compared with other Western European countries, both marriage rate and fertility rate were higher, while divorce rate was lower. Many already-mentioned tendencies indicate an increasing diversity in the reproduction and family behaviour of Slovakian population in the last fifteen to twenty years, and a perspective on the regions only amplifies this. The chapter presents an overview on a contemporary Family: between traditionalism and modernity. It discusses the state family policy and marketisation of social services in Slovakia. The chapter concludes that all characteristics of the family and family behaviour in contemporary Slovakia manifest traits of the postponed and compressed second demographic transition and increasing diversity.

Keywords: demographic changes; family policy; increasing diversity; marketisation; modernity; reproductive behaviour; Slovakia; traditionalism; Western countries

10.1163/9789004276833_007
/content/books/b9789004276833s007
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
10
5
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Family and Social Change in Socialist and Post-Socialist Societies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation