Does Current Demographic Policy in Russia Impact on Fertility of Different Educational Groups? Results from Quantitative and Qualitative Studies

26 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2014

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Irina Kalabikhina

Moscow State University - Faculty of Economics

Alla Makarentseva

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA) - Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting

Date Written: February 10, 2014

Abstract

This article is devoted to investigation current demographic policy in Russia impact on fertility of different educational groups. Authors use qualitative and quantitative data. Quantitative data for this analysis come from the Gender and Generation Survey in Russia (2004, 2007, 2011 waves). Semi-structured interview method (Moscow, 2010) was used to assess the cognitive and emotional aspects of fertility behaviour (to give birth the next child). One of the important results of this study that Russian population could not be satisfated with current demographic policy. Moreover, higher educated people have stronger demand for family-work measures to reach desired family size. People with higher education estimate influence of existing measures lower as a whole, but influence of potential measures (directed on combination of career and parenthood) the estimated higher.

Keywords: demographic policy, fertility, educational groups, Russia

JEL Classification: J13, J16, J18

Suggested Citation

Kalabikhina, Irina and Makarentseva, Alla, Does Current Demographic Policy in Russia Impact on Fertility of Different Educational Groups? Results from Quantitative and Qualitative Studies (February 10, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2393345 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2393345

Irina Kalabikhina

Moscow State University - Faculty of Economics ( email )

1-46 Leninskiye Gory
Moscow, 119991
Russia

Alla Makarentseva (Contact Author)

Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA) - Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting ( email )

Prechistenskaya naberezhnaya 11
Moscow, Moscow 119034
Russia

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