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Demography and social economy, 2015, 3(25):87-98
doi: https://doi.org/10.15407/dse2015.03.005

A.P. Chuprikov
Dr. Med. Sciences, Prof., Professor of the Departament of Childrens Psychiatry P.L. Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education 04112, Ukraine, Kiev, Dorogozhytska 9
E-mail: achuprikov@mail.ru

L.V. Mekhova
PhD, Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of the Mathematical Modeling of Aging Processes, D.F. Chebotarev State Institute of Gerontology NAMS of Ukraine 04114 Kiev, st. Vyshgorodska 67
E-mail: mymvp@ukr.net

A.M. Vaiserman
PhD, Head of the Laboratory of Epigenetics, D.F. Chebotarev State Institute of Gerontology NAMS of Ukraine 04114 Kiev, st. Vyshgorodska 67
E-mail: vaiserman@geront.kiev.ua

N.M. Levchuk
Dr. in Economics, Senior Researcher, Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 01032, Kyiv, blvd. Taras Shevchenko, 60
E-mail: levchuk.nata@gmail.com

E.S. Galchin
Post-graduate student of the Department of Child Psychiatry Shupyk National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education
E-mail: katerinna83@mail.ru

Changes n Seasonal Pattern of Birth in Ukraine in 19602009
Section: DEMOGRAPHIC PROBLEMS AND TRENDS
Language: Russian
Abstract: Seasonality of fertility pattern has been repeatedly reported in populations of many countries. The changes in this pattern are likely associated with different environmental and socio-demographic factors. In present study, an analysis of birth seasonality in Ukraine birth cohorts of 19602009, as well as trends of the seasonal patterns during this historical period has been carried out. In Ukraine in the 19601969 birth cohort, fertility had peaked in the beginning of the year (January). In subsequent birth cohorts, the peak of fertility was shifted to the later months of the year: in the 19701979 cohort fertility was peaked in June and in the cohorts 1980 2009 in July. The proportion of people born in the spring had gradually decreased, and those born in the fall, on the contrary, increased during this period. It is suggested that a change in the seasonal pattern of fertility is associated with changes in the seasonality of conception depending, in turn, on socio-cultural influences and their changes over the studied historical period.
Key words: Ukraine, seasonality, birth rate, shift of the seasonal pattern of fertility, socio-demographic factors.
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