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Indications of contents


Centre for Population Studies http://cps.bas.bg/english/index-en.html


Tatjana Kotzeva, Marta Sugareva, Vetka Zekova, Dora Kostova

Location: City/Country

Sofia, Bulgaria

Main theme

2) Young parenthood

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

Fertility research, attitudes toward marriage and children

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

The Centre for Population Research is a unit of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences for theoretical and empirical studies. The foci of their studies are the reproductive processes and the impact of social, economic, psychological, cultural and territorial factors. They do research, consultancy and forecasts on a wide range of issues such as reproductive health, family and marital dynamics, sexual culture, gender relations, family planning and family policy, emigration. They also train doctoral students on subjects such as demography, statistics, family sociology and family policy.

Running projects

Changes in the marriage rate and fertility rate in Bulgaria (cohort analysis) 2007-2009

Specific Features of population reproduction in Eastern European countries after World War Two, 2007-2008

Socio-demographic factors of sterility, 2007

Relevant Publications


T. Kotzeva and D. Kostova (2007) Young People and Intimacy under the Conditions of Social Change, Sofia: Marin Drinov Academic Publishing


T. Kotzeva and I. Todorova 2005 The Social Construction of Sterility in Bulgarian Society, Sociological Problems, No. 3-4.


Todorova, I., T. Kotzeva (2006). Contextual Shifts in Bulgarian Women's Identity in the Face of Infertility. In:  Psychology and Health. vol. 21, N 1, pp. 123-141.

Spielauer, M., D. Kostova, T. Kotzeva, V. Zhekova, K. Borissova (2005). The Contextual Database of the Generations and Gender Program in Bulgaria: Conceptual Framework and an Overview of the Bulgarian Context Concerning the Central Database Topics. MPIDR Working Paper WP 2005-2006, March 2005, p.1-57 http://www.demogr.mpg.de/Papers/Working/wp-2005-006.pdf

Kotzeva, T., D. Kostova (2006). National Chapter on Bulgaria. In: F. Billari, J. Dala Zuanna, M. Caltabiano (Eds). Sexual and Affective Behavior of Students. An International Comparative Study. Spingler

Avdeev, A., T. Kotzeva. (forthcoming) Contraceptive Use. In: C. Buhler,  D. Philipov, V. Shkolnikov. (Eds). Family Formation and Fertility in Transition: A Study from Bulgaria.

Kotzeva, T. (2004). Models for Women's Family and Professional Roles: From Unification to Pluralization. In: Gender Equality in Transitional Countries. Ministry of Labour and Social Policy project funded by the EU. Sofia, 2004 (In Bulgarian & in English)

M. Sugareva 2005 Trends in fertility in Bulgaria and Eastern Europe, Population, Vol. 2005, Sofia.

Zhekova, V. 2002 Social Norms and Traditions in the Reproductive Behaviour of Bulgarians in the second Half of the 20th c. Sofia: Marin Drinov Academic Publishing

Zhekova, V. 2005 Unmarried and Single People in Bulgaria and Their European Future. In Proceedings of the conference ‘European Perspectives of Bulgaria and the Population Development', Sofia.


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