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Rodnostno vedenje prebivalcev Slovenije (Slovene)

January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2003
Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.03.00  Social sciences  Sociology   
3.05.00  Medical sciences  Human reproduction   

Code Science Field
B007  Biomedical sciences  Medicine (human and vertebrates) 
B570  Biomedical sciences  Obstetrics, gynaecology, andrology, reproduction, sexuality 
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  05735  PhD Majda Černič Istenič  Sociology  Head  2001 - 2003  412 
2.  11849  PhD Dušanka Knežević Hočevar  Anthropology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  336 
3.  19325  PhD Andrej Kveder  Human reproduction  Researcher  2001 - 2003  36 
4.  22573  PhD Urška Rajgelj  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2002 - 2003  12 
5.  15883  PhD Lilijana Šprah  Psychology  Researcher  2001 - 2003  489 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0618  Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts  Ljubljana  5105498000  61,981 
Over the last few decades the patterns of partnership relations and reproductive behaviour have changed significantly in all European countries. Everywhere official statistics record a decrease in marriages, an increase in divorces, a rise of non-marital births, postponement of parenthood and a decline in the number of births. Similar trends are observed in Slovenia as well. The objective of this project is to determine the main characteristics of reproductive behaviour of Slovene population within the European fertility trends and to trace the changes in this sphere. In this respect the most recent theoretical concepts and methodology will be applied to create guidelines for promotion of responsible parenthood and protection of reproductive health. The intention of this research programme is to find out and to explain factors related to the formation and enforcement of new patterns of partnership and reproductive behaviour in Slovenia. Previous research abroad and also in Slovenia shows that fertility behaviour is a very dynamic process which requires permanent observation through surveys that are repeated every few years. This is the only way which enables proper action as regard to the changes in population structure and to form strategies to protect the reproductive health. The work of this group will be focused into studying motivational mechanisms for parenthood and characteristics of groups with risky reproductive behaviour patterns. A value of research programme for science in broad (world) sense The intention of this research programme is to contribute to the explanation of fertility behaviour principles of Slovenian population considering its placement into the European cultural region. Its objectives are to study and explain the conectedness between an individual's whole life course, his/hers different careers (partnership, educational, professional, housing) and his/her fertility behaviour (entry into the sexual life, parenthood, family planning, risky sexual behaviour) which is a novelty on the fertility research field. A value of research programme for Slovenia Complete insight into the fertility behaviour of Slovenian inhabitants will give an opportunity to create Slovenian development strategies, especially on the field of reproduction and promotion of population health. World trends and our previous research results show that further continuous research of fertility behaviour in Slovenia is needed. Over the last few years fast and radical social changes which will influence or already influence fertility behaviour of our population are taking place. Fast and timely reactions to these changes require good knowledge and understanding of this field. Efficient measures can only be based on results of longitudinal research. Participation in the internationally comparable project FFS (Fertility and family survey, co-ordinated by Economic Commission for Europe, United Nations, in which twenty European countries are included (a number of collaborating countries is increasing every year)) enables us an insight into the demographic position of Slovenia, perceived from European context, and to implement promptly health, family and population measures as the rest of Europe does.
Most important scientific results Final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Final report
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