This two-volume work presents social cohesion and demographic challenges that are associated with low birth rates and population ageing. It does so from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors. The work analyses peoples’ attitudes about demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. It places these in the societal context of national specificities in the fourteen countries and regards them as part of the dynamics of the European integration process.
Volume 1 focuses on research findings related to family issues. Its main topics are: attitudes towards family and family change, value of children, fertility intentions, and views on work-family-balance. Particular attention is given to the acceptance of and expectations about family-policies. Additionally, the reader finds methodological and theoretical chapters and learns about the background of the DIALOG project.
This book is the outcome of the DIALOG research project, funded by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme.
1. Introduction Charlotte Höhn,-
2. Methods and Opportunities for Analyses of the International Population Policy Acceptance Study Database (IPPAS),- 2.1 From Population Policy Acceptance surveys to the international database Dragana Avramov/ Robert Cliquet,- 2.2 Selected statistical methods to analyse IPPAS Marc Callens,-
3. Pathways of welfare and population related policies: Towards a multidimentional typology of welfare state regimes in Eastern and Western Europe Beat Fux,-
4. Family Matters,- 4.1. Attitudes towards (the change of) the Family,- 4.1.1 Attitudes towards forms of Partnership Marietta Pongracz / Zsolt Speder,- 4.1.2. Family transformation in the post-communist countries: attitudes towards changes Ausra Maslauskaite/ Vlada Stankuniene,- 4.2 Value of Children,- 4.2.1 Motivation to have children in Europe Ingrid Esveldt/ Tineke Fokkema,- 4.2.2 Intergeneration changes in the value system in Europe Irena Kowalska/ Wiktoria Wroblewska,- 4.2.3 Attitudes and intentions towards Childlessness in Europe Tomas Sobotka/ Maria Rita Testa,-
4.3 Fertility Intentions,- 4.3.1. Shall we witness an upturn in European fertility in the near future? Ladislav Rabusic/ Christine van Peer,- 4.3.2. Fertility preferences and expectations about old age Asta Poldma / Allan Puur/ Kalev Kveder,- 4.3.3. The influence of education and family policies on age at first birth Osma Kontula,- 4.4 Reconciliation of work and family,- 4.4.1 Preferences to reconciliation family and professional life versus reality Majda Cernic istenic / Andrej Kveder,- 4.4.2. Reconciliation of work and family within different institutional settings Irena Kotowska / Anna Matysiak,- 4.4.3. Work-Family orientation and female labour market participation Asta Poldma / Allan Puur / Kalev Katus,- 4.5. Family related policies,- 4.5.1. Family policies: financial or institutional measures? Preferences of childless persons and one-child parents Anneli Miettinen / Ingrid Esveldt / Tineke Fokkema,-4.5.2. Anticipated inpact of family policies on fertility behaviour among the childless and among one-child parents Ingrid Esveldt / Tineke Fokkema / Annelie Miettinnen,- 4.5.3. Preference versus actual family policy measures. The case of parental leave and child allowance Nada Stropnik / Joze Sambt / Jirina Kocurkova