Fertility of women in Slovakia according to the 1930 population census

Branislav Šprocha, INFOSTAT – Demographic Research Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Terézia Šprochová, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

pages: 49 – 67

Abstract

The 1930 Population Census for the first time in the history of Slovakia included a question about the number of children born of ever married women. Czechoslovakia thus became one of the first countries in the world to be able to analyze the intensity and character of the realized fertility from population census. This paper focused on a method for obtaining these data, and in particular the possibility of their use in the analysis of reproductive behavior and changes in generational perspective as a result of the gradual spread of the demographic revolution. Besides we also highlight some of the differences in the cohort fertility among selected population groups (e.g. by nationality, religion, place of residence, occupational class) and regional differences in the cohort fertility and structure of women by parity.

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