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Soon, later, or ever? The impact of anomie and social capital on fertility intentions in Bulgaria (2002) and Hungary (2001)

Citation

Philipov, Dimiter; Spéder, Zsolt; & Billari, Francesco C. (2006). Soon, later, or ever? The impact of anomie and social capital on fertility intentions in Bulgaria (2002) and Hungary (2001). Population Studies, 60(3), 289-308.

Abstract

We use survey data from Bulgaria and Hungary to investigate the determinants of whether women intend to have a first or a second child and, if so, whether they intend to have the child within the ensuing 2 years or later. These determinants differ significantly by the order and timing of the intended birth. The variables used include measures of anomie and social capital and these appear to be among the factors that determine both whether to have a child and when. There is some evidence that these measures and economic factors are relatively more important in Bulgaria than in Hungary, and that ideational factors are more important in Hungary, particularly in the case of voluntary childlessness.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00324720600896080

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2006

Journal Title

Population Studies

Author(s)

Philipov, Dimiter
Spéder, Zsolt
Billari, Francesco C.