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(English) (Italiano) I comportamenti riproduttivi: atteggiamenti, intenzioni e scelte delle donne italiane

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  • Adele Menniti
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    (English) In 1998 the Institute for Research on the Population and Social Policies (IRPPS) launched an Observatory on Reproductive Intentions. This involves the annual collection of data on the decisions of Italian women as to whether to have children or not and changes over time are monitored. The data collected forms the basis for interpreting reproductive behaviour and provides a tool for forecasting short-term fertility trends and gives scientific support for policy measures in this area. The Institute will run a yearly panel survey on the sample taken two years previously in order to analyse whether the fertility expectations expressed have been fulfilled in the forecast time, and if not, why not. This report presents the results of two telephone surveys conducted at the beginning of 2003 and 2004 on a representative sample of 1,500 women aged between 20 and 39 years of age, living with a spouse/partner, and resident in the North, Centre and South of Italy. The report contains an introduction and 3 chapters on: the opinion of Italian women on the timing and the context in which having children; choices and desires towards motherhood and intention to have children. The report ends with a conclusion and the survey questionnaire with the relative frequencies. (Italiano) L’Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione e le politiche sociali ha avviato nel 1998 un Osservatorio sulle intenzioni riproduttive che, raccogliendo annualmente le decisioni delle donne italiane di avere o non avere figli e verificandone le modifiche nel tempo, possa costituire una base interpretativa del calo della natalità, diventare uno strumento per prevedere l’andamento della fecondità nel breve termine e fornire un supporto scientifico ad interventi politici nel settore. Infatti, ogni anno l’Istituto conduce un’inchiesta Panel sul campione contattato due anni prima per analizzare se effettivamente le aspettative di fecondità dichiarate si siano realizzate nei tempi dovuti e, se no, perché. Le due indagini presentate in questo rapporto, di tipo telefonico, sono state svolte all’inizio del 2003 e 2004, ognuna su campioni rappresentativi di 1500 donne coniugate o conviventi di età fra i 20 e i 39 anni, residenti al Nord, Centro e Sud d’Italia. Il Rapporto di ricerca, oltre all’introduzione, si articola in 3 capitoli relativi a: le opinioni delle donne italiane su quando e in che contesto avere figli, le scelte e i desideri delle donne intervistate in tema di maternità e le intenzioni di fecondità nel breve periodo. Concludono il rapporto alcune considerazioni conclusive e un’appendice che riporta il questionario di indagine con le relative frequenze.

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    Paper provided by National Research Council, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies in its series IRPPS Working Papers with number 4:2005.

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    Date of creation: 2005
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