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Demographic and socio-economic determinants of contraceptive use in Poland and Romania in 2005: a cross-sectional study

Constantin, Alina Alexandra LU (2017) EKHS01 20171
Department of Economic History
Abstract
The fall of state socialism brought major social and political changes in all the countries that belonged to the Eastern Bloc. The most significant demographic transformations during the transition period were the decreasing fertility rates, the decline in marriages, the rise in cohabitation and the shift from traditional birth control methods towards effective contraception. This thesis tries to determine if there is any relationship between women’s propensity to use modern contraception and their partnership status in Romania and Poland in 2005. Various demographic and socio-economic controls are used in order to determine the outcome. The study also tries to establish in which country does union status have a greater impact on the use... (More)
The fall of state socialism brought major social and political changes in all the countries that belonged to the Eastern Bloc. The most significant demographic transformations during the transition period were the decreasing fertility rates, the decline in marriages, the rise in cohabitation and the shift from traditional birth control methods towards effective contraception. This thesis tries to determine if there is any relationship between women’s propensity to use modern contraception and their partnership status in Romania and Poland in 2005. Various demographic and socio-economic controls are used in order to determine the outcome. The study also tries to establish in which country does union status have a greater impact on the use of birth control. It does so by using GGS cross-sectional micro-data from 2005. The main methodological approach consists of logistic regression models that test the likelihood of using modern contraception. The findings show that both demographic and socioeconomic factors together with partnership status are significant predictors of modern contraceptive use both in Poland and Romania. The results of the interaction effect between country and union status indicate a higher propensity to use modern birth control among Romanian cohabiting women rather than among Polish women. (Less)
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Constantin, Alina Alexandra LU
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EKHS01 20171
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
Fertility, Contraception, Cohabitation, Romania, Poland, GGS, bivariate logistic regression
language
English
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8918135
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  abstract     = {The fall of state socialism brought major social and political changes in all the countries that belonged to the Eastern Bloc. The most significant demographic transformations during the transition period were the decreasing fertility rates, the decline in marriages, the rise in cohabitation and the shift from traditional birth control methods towards effective contraception. This thesis tries to determine if there is any relationship between women’s propensity to use modern contraception and their partnership status in Romania and Poland in 2005. Various demographic and socio-economic controls are used in order to determine the outcome. The study also tries to establish in which country does union status have a greater impact on the use of birth control. It does so by using GGS cross-sectional micro-data from 2005. The main methodological approach consists of logistic regression models that test the likelihood of using modern contraception. The findings show that both demographic and socioeconomic factors together with partnership status are significant predictors of modern contraceptive use both in Poland and Romania. The results of the interaction effect between country and union status indicate a higher propensity to use modern birth control among Romanian cohabiting women rather than among Polish women.},
  author       = {Constantin, Alina Alexandra},
  keyword      = {Fertility,Contraception,Cohabitation,Romania,Poland,GGS,bivariate logistic regression},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Demographic and socio-economic determinants of contraceptive use in Poland and Romania in 2005: a cross-sectional study},
  year         = {2017},
}