Proč chceme děti: hodnota dítěte a preferovaný počet dětí v České republice

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Title:Proč chceme děti: hodnota dítěte a preferovaný počet dětí v České republice
Creators:
Pakosta, Petr; pakosta at fss dot muni dot cz; IVRIS FSS Masarykova univerzita, Brno, Czech Republic
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Sociological Review, 45, 5, pp. 899-935
Uncontrolled Keywords:fertility, value of children, natal preferences, parenthood, Czech Republic

Abstract

Surveys often reveal that the number of children people would like to have is greater than the number they actually have. This article examines the question of why people actually want children and bases its answers on data from the 2006 Value of Children Survey, which reintroduces the value of children concept from the 1970s. The battery of survey questions used identified six dimensions of the value of children (The positives of parenthood; Natural drives and goals; Tradition and social status; Social pressure; Limitations and losses; and Decision inhibitors). The respondents, young people between the ages of 28 and 34, see the main reasons for deciding to have children in the positive feelings associated with raising children and with successful parenthood as a natural part of life. They associate parenthood less with responses about social norms and pressure or with rational considerations about all the pros and cons of having children, and they see parenthood as their own, individual decision. A data analysis based on a multinomial logistic regression shows that declared attitudes to a limited extent influence the preferred number of children and that the Czech population is still dominated by the idea of the two-child family with two biological parents, while declared voluntary childlessness is still a marginal phenomenon.

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Title:Proč chceme děti: hodnota dítěte a preferovaný počet dětí v České republice
Translated title:Why We Want Children: The Value of Children and the Preferred Number of Children in the Czech Republic
Creators:
Pakosta, Petr; pakosta at fss dot muni dot cz; IVRIS FSS Masarykova univerzita, Brno, Czech Republic
Uncontrolled Keywords:fertility, value of children, natal preferences, parenthood, Czech Republic
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 7. Section of Social and Economic Sciences > Institute of Sociology > Czech sociological review (Sociologický časopis)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Sociological Review
Volume:45
Number:5
Page Range:pp. 899-935
ISSN:0038-0288
Publisher:Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
Related URLs:
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ID Code:4800
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:17 Dec 2009 17:38
Last Modified:22 Dec 2009 13:38

Citation

Pakosta, Petr (2009) Proč chceme děti: hodnota dítěte a preferovaný počet dětí v České republice. Czech Sociological Review, 45 (5). pp. 899-935. ISSN 0038-0288

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