Monetary and marital satisfaction as factors facilitating birth-rate in latvian families
1 Rīga Stradiņš University, Latvia
2 Daugavpils University, Latvia
The paper focuses on correlations between monetary and marital satisfaction and the number of children. A questionnaire specially elaborated by I. Tretjakova was applied to poll 221 respondents aged 20–40. The study results lead to the conclusion that monetary or marital satisfaction is an emotional state following from the realisation of a definite motive or fulfilment of expectations. Real family income correlates with the number of children in the family, but subjective satisfaction does not correlate with the number of children in the family. Income determines relinquishment to procreate less than other factors. Family income and satisfaction with them do not correlate with relationship satisfaction and relationship problems. Thus, there is no correlation between the number of children in the family and relationship and monetary satisfaction.
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