Journal section "Social and economic development"

Models of Matrimonial and Reproductive Behavior of Russian Youth

Rostovskaya T.K., Zolotareva O.А., Vasilieva E.N.

Volume 15, Issue 3, 2022

Rostovskaya T.K., Zolotareva O.A., Vasilieva E.N. (2022). Models of matrimonial and reproductive behavior of Russian youth. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 15(3), 184–199. DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.3.81.10

DOI: 10.15838/esc.2022.3.81.10

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
Based on statistical indicators, the Federal State Statistics Service presented the demographic forecast of the Russian Federation until 2035. In all three forecast options (low, medium, high), natural population growth is negative, only its intensity changes. Population growth is presented only in a high forecast and is corrected by a decrease in the rate of natural decline and intensification of migration growth. It is possible to reverse the negative trends and implement the high version of the forecast if favorable conditions are created for the implementation of the marriage and reproductive behavior of young people as the main demographic resource. The aim of the study is the analytical modeling of the marriage and reproductive behavior of young people under the age of 35 based on the data of the author’s sociological research. The article is based on the methods of estimating average values according to the distributions of respondents’ answers, their ranking to determine the priority of factors. Statistical methods for measuring and analyzing social information are widely used: chi-square statistic for testing hypotheses, contingency tables (cross-tabulation), Pearson and Chuprov’s mutual contingency coefficients, as well as the concordance coefficient (multiple rank correlation). The results made it possible to implement analytical modeling of the matrimonial and reproductive behavior of young people under the age of 35, depending on the self-assessment of their standard of living, in particular, to reliably determine the impact of the standard of living of young people on their decision to start married life and have a child, to identify young people’s opinions about the significance of motives to postpone the birth of a child for different groups depending on the self-assessment of the standard of living


standard of living, youth, reproductive attitudes, behavior patterns, prosperous family, matrimonial behavior, mutual contingency coefficients

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