ERIC Number: EJ695707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
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What College Students Think About Problems of Marriage and Having Children
Dolbik-Vorobei, T. A.
Russian Education and Society, v47 n6 p47-58 Jun 2005
In connection with the drastic worsening of the demographic situation in this country, the problem of studying married young people is a very urgent one, considering the role that young people play in replacing the older generations and in the reproduction of the social and democratic structure of society. What is meant by the "family of the married college student" in this article is the kind of family in which the partners are in some kind of marital union (whether the marriage is officially registered or de facto). This article was based on a secondary analysis of published findings of surveys of college students, as well a questionnaire survey conducted by this author from November 2001 through April 2002 in a number of higher educational institutions in Moscow (the Moscow Motor Highway Institute, the Moscow M. Thorez State University of Linguistics, the Moscow V.I. Lenin State Pedagogical University, and others) and the State Aerospace University in Samara. Of the respondents, approximately 1 out of every 10 students were in the first and second years of study, 1 out of every 5 was in the third year of study, 1 out of every 4 was in the fourth year of study, 1 out of every 3 was in the fifth year of study, and 6 students out of 100 were in their sixth year of study. The students were surveyed using the random nonrepeated selection method. The respondents' attention was directed in particular toward the forms of marriage, problems of marriage stability, and issues relating to having children.
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Identifiers - Location: Russia (Moscow)