nep-cis New Economics Papers
on Confederation of Independent States
Issue of 2007‒08‒14
one paper chosen by
Anna Y. Borodina
Perm State University

  1. The second demographic transition in selected countries in Central and Eastern Europe: union formation as a demographic manifestation By Jan M. Hoem; Aiva Jasilioniene; Dora Kostova; Cornelia Muresan

  1. By: Jan M. Hoem (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany); Aiva Jasilioniene (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany); Dora Kostova (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany); Cornelia Muresan (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)
    Abstract: Using data from the first round of the national Gender and Generations Surveys of Russia, Romania, and Bulgaria, and from a similar survey for Hungary, we study rates of entry into marital and non-marital unions and display manifestations of the Second Demographic Transition in these data. The transition did not start simultaneously in all countries, and above all it began well before the fall of communism and before the societal transition to a market economy got underway around 1990. Bulgaria is a special case whose trends need more attention than those of the other countries.
    Keywords: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Russia, cohabitation, demographic transition, first marriage
    JEL: J1 Z0
    Date: 2007–08

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