By Wolfgang Lutz, Sergei Scherbov, Andrei Volkov
This booklet presents an outline of demographic traits and styles within the republics of the Soviet Union. the fabric awarded presents a entire and distinct overview of fertility, marriage and the kinfolk, age and mortality. With facts evaluated by way of top Soviet and Western demographers, this e-book varieties the 1st compendium of demographic study at the former Soviet republics throughout the 20th century.
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Extra info for Demographic Trends and Patterns in the Soviet Union Before 1991
Among women of childbearing age; the reduced number of births to married women, because the proportion married was reduced, was partially offset by a large increase in the number of births to the unmarried. Religion, language, level of education, and other aspects of the Baltic provinces in Russia were more Scandinavian or German in character than Russian in the 19th century; these common cultural traits underlie demographic similarities with Scandinavia, such as late age when married and a relatively early reduction in fertility.
There were also several positive findings. Coale A particular result that emerged from the study of Russia, and also from the broader study of Europe, is the focus of this chapter. In some West European countries it was found that levels and changes in fertility tended to cluster geographically, even though within each cluster of provinces there were large differences in the mortality, literacy, and occupational structures. The clusters seem to share a common language, or dialect, and cultural history.
He has conducted research at the Kharjkov University and the Russian Academy of Natural Science. His main research interests include social demography and demographic analysis. Andrei Volkov is head of the department of demography at the Institute of Statistics and Economic Research, State Committee of the Russian Federation on Statistics, Moscow. D. from the Moscow Institute of Economics and Statistics. His main research interests are family demography and population statistics. Frans Willekens is a professor of demography and head of the Population Research Centre, University of Groningen, and deputy director of the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), The Hague.