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BiB Data and Technical Report 1/2017 on Family-Related Leitbilder in Germany

Date 10 Apr 2017

The paper describes the second wave of the study "Familienleitbilder in Germany". The aim of this study is to analyse how these cultural influences and normative notions shape the fertility behavior, partnerships, notions about the role of a mother or a father and other phenomena of family life.

A longitudinal study shall show how stable these role models are and by what factors they can be changed. Furthermore, it is to be clarified how they influence fertility behavior, different forms of families and their development.

In 2012 and 2016 TNS Infratest carried out a survey regarding "Familienleitbilder in Deutschland – Family role models in Germany" which was conducted by the Federal Institution for Population Research (BiB).
Objects of Inquiry are cultural role models regarding families such as subjectively and collectively shared notions about a 'normal family', a 'good partnership', the 'right age' for getting married, the 'ideal number of children' and an 'ideal parenthood'. The aim of this study is to analyse how these cultural influences and normative notions shape the fertility behavior, partnerships, notions about the role of a mother or a father and other phenomena of family life.

Sabine Wolfert, Manuela Stadler, Ulrich Schneekloth, Sabine Diabaté, Detlev Lück, Robert Naderi, Jürgen Dorbritz, Katrin Schiefer, Kerstin Ruckdeschel, Martin Bujard, Norbert F. Schneider (2017): Familienleitbilder 2016. Methodenbericht zur 2. Welle. BiB Daten- und Methodenberichte 1/2017. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung

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