The Transition Generation’s Entrance to Parenthood: Patterns across 19 Post-Socialist Countries

Sunnee Billingsley, Stockholm University
Aija Duntava, Stockholm University

We use micro-data and contextual indicators to explore differences in the timing of parenthood over a wide range of post-socialist countries. We focus on men and women who entered adulthood during the transition from communism in 19 countries. These countries represent six diverse geo-cultural regions. Using individual-level data, we observe the differences between countries in the average timing of parenthood and how much can be explained by compositional factors, values and attitudes. We also observe the influence of economic context on first conception risks.

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Presented in Session 144: Timing of Fertility