Name:Improvement of data basis for development and evaluation of family policy
Project leader:PhDr., Mgr. Anna Šťastná, Ph.D.
Provider:TA ČR
Team member:Mgr. Jana Paloncyová, Ph.D. , Ing. Sylva Höhne
Project leader-external:Prof. Martin Kreidl, Ph.D.
External team member:Ph.D., doc. RNDr. Jiřina Kocourková, Ph.D., Mgr. Jana Hamanová
Start of project:2020
End of project:2023
Project recipient:Masaryk University
Project co-recipient:Výzkumný ústav práce a sociálních věcí, v. v. i., Přírodovědecká fakulta, Univerzity Karlovy, SC & C spol. s r.o.
Description:As a result of declining birth rates and increasing life expectancy, the population of Europe is ageing and, moreover, population change is becoming a driver of profound economic and social change. Social change concerns principally the organisation and increasing diversity of families. The inhabitants of Europe (including the Czech Republic) are, typically, living longer and in smaller and less stable family units. The degree of life satisfaction increasingly depends on people’s ability to solve both problems within the family (partner and intergenerational) and problems that arise when the family encounters other spheres (paid work, education, formal care). At the same time, the demand for evidence-based public policies is increasing. The availability of quality, up-to-date data forms the basis for well-founded family and population policies. The sources of such data include information collected via questionnaire surveys that focus on family and reproductive behaviour. The project responds to current demographic developments and applies classical sociological methodology (a questionnaire survey of a randomly-selected sample of the population) for the expansion of the database, which forms an essential precondition for the effective creation and evaluation of population and family policies.
The aim of the project is to expand the database employed for the creation and evaluation of family and population policies in the Czech Republic (and, indirectly, in the wider international context) through new empirical research on reproductive and family behaviour. The instruments applied will replicate previous research and maintain the comparability of data over time and space (with other countries) in the form of a new survey conducted as part of the internationally coordinated GGP programme (see The data will be obtained, processed, documented and analytically extracted according to the needs of the application guarantors, particularly the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.