The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Trends in first union formation in post-Soviet Central Asia

Clifford, D. (2009) Trends in first union formation in post-Soviet Central Asia , Southampton UK Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute 47pp. (S3RI Applications & Policy Working Papers, A09/04).

Record type: Monograph (Working Paper)

Abstract

This study used recently available survey data to examine trends in the rate of first union formation in the post-Soviet Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. For the first time, it shows that the rate of first union formation in each republic is much lower than the Soviet-era level at the end of the 1980s. These results have three implications. First, they complement the literature on Central and Eastern Europe by illustrating the scale of post-socialist demographic change in very different cultural and demographic context. Second, post-Soviet Tajikistan and Uzbekistan here provide interesting examples of countries experiencing dramatic declines in first union formation in a conservative Moslem setting and at the same time as an increase in religiosity and a decrease in female higher education enrolment. Third, more generally, they serve to illustrate profound changes in demographic behaviour during dramatic social and economic change.

PDF s3ri-Workingpaper-A0904.pdf - Other
Download (173kB)

More information

Published date: 27 September 2009
Keywords: post-soviet, central asia, tajikistan, union formation, economic crisis, food crisis, labour migration, civil war, islam

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 68759
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68759
PURE UUID: 0a162a07-e64a-4b31-a23e-b7abe1a03b7c

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 28 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×