An overview on Czech and Slovak Family Patterns

The family has long been regarded as connected with many factors, among which changes of a woman’s role and psycho-physical phenomenon are the most important ones, as family is also a social phenomenon, because this type of society is very closely connected with the mankind development, a spiritual phenomenon due to the moral and spiritual education and a cultural-historical phenomenon as well. The number of children born outside marriage has increased (Statistical Yearbook of 2001) as divorce increased sharply in frequency during the first half of the 1980s, as the erosion of the nuclear family became evident after the divorce ceiling had been reached.

There are three main regional culture areas which have a common culture, wishing to maintain their language. This article is part of a project with the aim to better reply to user’s needs with more detailed information at national level after sharp changes, as the demographic pattern of the Czech Republic is stabilizing and people remain single more frequently, even though still more than half of the population is married. The culture of a nation has specific characteristics that influence family life and economic structure, and the Czech nation possesses a unique geographical which has invited influences, even when speaking a Slavic language. The total fertility rate reached its minimum value, but it partly reflected a significant shift to a later age, surpassed only in 2006 when a quarter of the population decided to remain single.

Yet, these questions are crucial as the object of the research is the analysis of different approaches, a complex study connected with the social and cultural-historical aspects which provide for seeing how family problems are reflected in research projects and the mass media, as well as Czech fiction. Slovakia is a landlocked country bordered by the Czech Republic, with a total area of 18,928 square miles and a range of elevation from a low of 308 feet to a high of 8,711 feet, as well as a topography which is extremely varied. In the Czech Republic the family is an irreplaceable structure and biological reproduction and the related participation are still viewed as the basic function since the early twenty-first century, while the majority of the population views it as one of the basic institutions linked to other institutions governing the processes.

The July 1999 population estimate was approximately 85.7 percent of Slovak and the national language, along with Czech and Polish, is classified in the Indo-European language family, even though political circumstances separated populations. With the help of statistic data analysis, we intend to show the Czech and Slovak families patterns, greatly connected with the peculiarities of the economic situation of Eastern European families occurring in Ukraine, Rumania, Latvia, Estonia, Montenegro and Macedonia as well. In a country with a population of 10.2 million people, there are families in which a number of factors play a role, but the actual way in which families are experienced is affected by cultural norms and the fact that the number of children born to incomplete families is increasing.