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Subjective Well-being and the Number of Children in Russian Families

Student: Anna Aleksandrova

Supervisor: Olga G. Isupova

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Demography (Master)

Year of Graduation: 2019

The master's thesis is devoted to the topic “subjective well-being and the number of children in Russian families”. The diploma project contains 90 pages, 12 figures, 21 tables 11 applications, used sources of literature - 52. The work consists of 2 chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the analysis of the term "subjective well-being", as well as the study of existing experience in the study of the connection between subjective well-being and the birth of children. The second chapter is devoted to an empirical study: identifying the relationship and possible mutual influence of the components of subjective well-being and the desired number of children (men and women separately), as well as identifying the relationship of components of subjective well-being and existing minor children among the respondents. Keywords: subjective well-being, components of subjective well-being, fertility, parenthood, happiness. Object: reproductive behavior of Russian families Subject: the mutual influence of subjective well-being and the number of children in the Russian family Objective: to identify the possible mutual influence of subjective well-being and the number of children in modern Russian families, as well as a possible connection with the desired number of children. The research tasks were solved by the following methods: research analysis, descriptive analysis, ordinal regression, chi-square test. In the conclusion summarizes all the tasks and conclusions are given.

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