THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

Voluntary childlessness as concequence of breakdown of family institution in modern russian society

2014. 4, pp. 190-196

Bicharova Mariya M. - Ph.D. (Philology), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 4141056, Russian Federation, valkirija@inbox.ru

Pitsenko Oksana V. - Ph.D. (History), Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, 20a Tatishchev st., Astrakhan, 4141056, Russian Federation, daniello2002@yandex.ru

The article studies national and ethnic peculiarities of “childfree” ideology, spread by the representatives of “free from children” movement, people who voluntary refuse from being parents. Besides some typical behaviour and motivations for “childfree” all around the world, native non-parents show specific national characteristics and reasons of their choice. One of these reasons is shift of spiritual and moral values and worsening of psychological state in society against the background of family institution crisis.

Key words: , , , , , , , family, childfree, voluntary childlessness, ideology, social consequences, demographic situation, breakdown of family institution

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