People, Population Change and Policies

Lessons from the Population Policy Acceptance Study Vol. 1: Family Change

  • Charlotte Höhn
  • Dragana Avramov
  • Irena E. Kotowska

Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 16/1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Charlotte Höhn
      Pages 1-15
  3. Theoretial Background, Methods and Opportunities for Analyses of the International Population Pocicy Acceptance Study Database (IPPAS)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
  4. Attitudes Towards (The Change of) The Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Marietta Pongracz, Zsolt Spéder
      Pages 93-112
    3. Vlada Stankuniene, Ausra Maslauskaite
      Pages 113-138
  5. Value of Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Tineke Fokkema, Ingrid Esveldt
      Pages 141-155
    3. Irena Kowalska, Wiktoria Wróblewska
      Pages 157-175
    4. Tomáš Sobotka, Maria Rita Testa
      Pages 177-211
  6. Fertility Intentions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Christine Van Peer, Ladislav Rabušic
      Pages 215-241
    3. Kalev Katus, Allan Puur, Asta Pöldma
      Pages 243-257
  7. Reconciliation of Work and Family

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Irena E. Kotowska, Anna Matysiak
      Pages 299-318
    3. Kalev Katus, Asta Põldma, Allan Puur
      Pages 319-343
  8. Family Related Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Anneli Miettinen, Ingrid Esveldt, Tineke Fokkema
      Pages 347-367
    3. Nada Stropnik, Jože Sambt, Jiřina Kocourková
      Pages 391-410
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 411-441

About this book


This two-volume work presents social cohesion and demographic challenges that are associated with low birth rates and population ageing. It does so from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors. The work analyses peoples’ attitudes about demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. It places these in the societal context of national specificities in the fourteen countries and regards them as part of the dynamics of the European integration process.
Volume 1 focuses on research findings related to family issues. Its main topics are: attitudes towards family and family change, value of children, fertility intentions, and views on work-family-balance. Particular attention is given to the acceptance of and expectations about family-policies. Additionally, the reader finds methodological and theoretical chapters and learns about the background of the DIALOG project.
This book is the outcome of the DIALOG research project, funded by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme.


Ageing Childlessness Demographic Change Demography Fertility and Family Population Ageing Population related policies Reconciliation of work and family Social Sciences education

Editors and affiliations

  • Charlotte Höhn
    • 1
  • Dragana Avramov
    • 2
  • Irena E. Kotowska
    • 3
  1. 1.Federal Institute for Population ResearchWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Population and Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)BrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Warsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland

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