Explaining Fertility Decision-Making in Romania

Ciritel, Alexandra A. and De Rose, Alessandra and Arezzo, Maria Felice (2017) Explaining Fertility Decision-Making in Romania. Working Paper. MEMOTEF, Roma.

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This paper estimates the parity-progression fertility intentions within the Romanian low-fertility context, using the Theory of Planned Behavior (Fishbein & Ajzen, 2010). We analyse how attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioural control are related to fertility intentions among childless and one-child parents. Using data from the 2005 wave of Generation and Gender Survey, we applied a Principal Axis Factor Analysis in order to build measures of the suggested theoretical socio-psychological factors. We run three logistic regression models to understand the determinants of childbearing intentions among the childless and parents. Results show that social pressure is the most influential factor in forming parity-progression intentions, for both childless and one-child parents. Positive attitudes also emerge as an important socio-psychological component in deciding a child. Fertility intentions also vary according to development areas, as proxy for different Romanian cultural contexts. Classification JEL: J13, J17, J12 Keywords: Fertility intention, TPB, GGS, developmental area.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Additional Information: Fa parte della collana Working Paper del Dipartimento di Metodi e Modelli per l’Economia il Territorio e la Finanza (MEMOTEF), ISSN 2239-608X
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fertility intention, TPB, GGS, developmental are
Subjects: 300 Scienze sociali > 302 Interazione sociale (classificare qui i principi psicologici della Sociologia, le relazioni interpersonali, la Psicologia sociale)
300 Scienze sociali > 304 Fattori influenzanti il comportamento sociale > 304.6 Popolazione (classificare qui l'Antropologia demografica, la Demografia; la composizione, l'entità numerica, la geografia della popolazione; le opere d'insieme sulla popolazione)
Depositing User: Alessandra De Rose
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 14:23
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 14:23
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/17023

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