Ethnic Differences in Family Formation and Patterns of Exogamy in Slovakia Cover Image

A családszerkezet etnikai sajátosságai és az exogám házasságok mintázatai Szlovákiában
Ethnic Differences in Family Formation and Patterns of Exogamy in Slovakia

Author(s): Branislav Šprocha
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Family and social welfare, Ethnic Minorities Studies
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Exogamy;Etnodemography;Fertility;Slovakia;

Summary/Abstract: Ethnic affiliation is an important factor in family and reproductive behaviour and it also has an important role in assortative mating. The historical presence of numerous ethnic groups, especially of Hungarian and Roma background in certain regions of Slovakia, raises the question of how they differ in some selected population communities (e.g. age, education, economic activity, religion) and whether there are differences according to their place of residence (e.g. size of municipalities). In this study we tried to point out the existing differences in fertility levels and the parity structure of women in relation to ethnicity, education and place of residence. Other important questions that we analyse in our paper are the differences in family formation in connection to ethnicity. For this purpose, we use not only marital status but also census results by households. In the last part of the study we examine the issue of ethnic exogamy.

  • Issue Year: 4/2019
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 37-81
  • Page Count: 45
  • Language: Hungarian