Marital and fertility careers of Russian women born between 1910 and 1935

Scherbov S & Vianen H van (1999). Marital and fertility careers of Russian women born between 1910 and 1935. Population and Development Review 25 (1): 129-143. DOI:10.1111/j.1728-4457.1999.00129.x.

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Abstract

Women born in Russia in the early decades of this century grew up in a period characterized by profound societal changes. Their lives were affected by often devastating events, in particular World War II, that ravaged society when they were entering their childbearing years. This note presents a detailed demographic analysis of the marital and fertility careers of women born between 1910 and 1934 based on individual retrospective life histories, collected in the most recent (5 percent) 1994 microcensus of the Russian Federation. It assesses the influence of external events on age at first marriage, widowhood, divorce, childlessness, parity, and age at birth. A comparison with younger cohorts shows that the societal disturbances had strong temporary effects. However, the final outcomes were not influenced very much: completed fertility continued its slow, secular decline.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Population and Development Review; 25(1):129-143 (March 1999)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:10
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 16:56
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5735

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