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dc.contributor.authorBrainerd, Elizabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:19:27Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:19:27Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-250-4en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54141-
dc.description.abstractThe formerly socialist countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union have experienced a remarkable demographic transformation in the past twenty years. On many dimensions of fertility and family formation, much of the region now looks like Western Europe-below-replacement fertility rates, rising age at first marriage and first birth, and high and increasing out-of-wedlock birthrates, characterize many countries formerly distinguished by replacement-level fertility and early, near-universal marriage and childbearing. The other facet of this demographic transformation is nearly unprecedented changes in adult mortality rates. An upsurge of cardiovascular and external cause mortality caused a massive premature loss of life among working-age men in the former Soviet Union in the 1990s. In contrast, cardiovascular mortality has fallen at a rapid rate across Eastern Europe since 1989. This study discusses the dimensions and most likely causes of these demographic changes and assesses the possible consequences of the changing fertility and mortality patterns. Much remains unknown about the underlying reasons for the demographic transformation of the region; directions for future research in this area are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ11en_US
dc.subject.jelJ13en_US
dc.subject.jelP36en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordfertilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordmarriageen_US
dc.subject.keywordmortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordtransitional economiesen_US
dc.subject.stwFruchtbarkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwEheen_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDemographieen_US
dc.subject.stw√úbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwOsteuropaen_US
dc.titleThe demographic transformation of post-socialist countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636481778en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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