Geografie 1999, 104, 13-23

Regional Inequalities of Age Structure in the Light of Different Demographic Behaviour in the Czech Republic

Dagmar Bartoňová

Katedra demografie a geodemografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, Na Slupi 14, 128 00 Praha 2, Czechia

The article deals with the influence of regionally different women's fertility on the changing age structure of Czech districts in 1990s. Long term regional differences of the age structure and their consequences are analysed as well as differences of reproductive behaviour and new demographic trends under the recently changed social and economic conditions. The changing nature of some other demographic phenomena as induced abortions or illegitimate births is also discussed. As fertility rate and abortion rate have dramatically dropped since 1992, Czech Republic can now be treated as a developed European country in this respect; the share of children born out of wedlock remains relatively low so far. The current natality trends will soon result in ageing of population in all Czech regions.


Článek byl zpracován díky podpoře grantu GA ČR č. 403/96/0258.