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Section

Indications of contents

Institution

ASSA - M (Agency for Social Services and Analysis)

Person(s)

Mihail Mirchev; Maria Dinkova

Location: City/Country

Sofia, Bulgaria

Main theme

 

2) Young parenthood

 

Keywords area of work

(10 max)

Demography and sociology of the family, reproductive behaviour, attitudes to marriage and children

Brief description of institution (250 words max)

ASSA-M is s a private agency for social surveys and analyses registered in 1993. It conducts sociological and politological national and regional representative surveys and analyses; electoral attitudes and behavior, election prognoses; marketing surveys, advertising and counseling; management counseling; recruitment and training of personnel, team training, human resources; publishing. ASSA-M uses approved qualitative and quantitative methods of registration - standard face-to-face interview; telephone interview; focus group discussion; intensive in-depth interview; observation and case studies; socio-linguistic analysis of names, texts and advertising appeals; press clipping; tests for personality and functional profiles; expert evaluations; etc.

 

Running projects

There is one running project ASSA-M Researching Project, 1997-2007
"EMIGRATION AND DRAIN OF THE BULGARIAN HUMAN CAPITAL.
ECONOMIC, MORAL-COMMUNITAL AND NATIONAL PROJECTIONS"

 

The main project which concerns our team is ASSA-M Researching Project, 1994-2006 "FAMILY AND MARRIAGE. BIRTH-RATE AND REPRODUCTION OF THE POPULATION. THE RISK FOR BULGARIAN NATION AND SYSTEM OF STATE"

The main sub-themes are: 

  • The family and the children as values. Life realization?
  • Family forms, stability of marriage. Alternative?
  • Reproduction of the population, structure. Future?
  • Demographic crisis -> Will it grow to demographic catastrophe?
  • What should be done? Who and how will do it?

 

Relevant Publications

M. Mirchev 2005 "The Demographic Situation and Its Perspectives' report at the Conference ‘Family in Crisis, the nation at risk', November 2005, Sofia, at www.assa-m.com/demografia.htm

M. Mirchev 2004 ‘Psychological Problems of Young Mothers' at www.assa-m.com/demografia.htm

M. Mirchev 2004 The Crisis of the Family as a Fundamental Social Institution', report at the conference The Demographic Situation and the Challenges to Bulgaria. October 2004,  www.assa-m.com/demografia.htm

 

Dinkova, Maria, MOTHERHOOD IN BULGARIA BETWEEN THE 20TH AND THE 21ST CENTURY
(In the collection "The Modern World and the Woman", reports on a French-Bulgarian seminar, Sofia, 2001, p. 11-21)

Mirchev, Mihail, THE ALARM OF THE BULGARIAN YOUNG MOTHER
(In the collection "The Modern World and the Woman", reports on a French-Bulgarian seminar, Sofia, 2001, p. 31-60)

Authors Collective, CONCEPTION FOR SOCIAL PROTECTION OF THE MOTHERHOOD
(In the collection "The Modern World and the Woman", reports on a French-Bulgarian seminar, Sofia, 2001, p. 131-150)

 

THE DEMOGRAPHIC SITUATION AND THE POLITICIANS' RESPONSIBILITY
(Ponedelnik, issue 5/6, 2006, p. 95-116.)
 
THE STATE LEFT THE FAMILY
IF WE DO NOT GET OUT OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS,
WE WILL REMAIN A PERIPHERAL PROVINCE OF THE EUROPE
(Standard, 13th February 2006 - 1st part; 14th February 2006 - 2nd part)
 
BIG PART OF THE BULGARIANS ARE INSTITUTIONALLY ILLITERATE
STILL WE DO NOT FALL UNDER THE PRESSURE TO SELL OUR ESTATES AND OUR LAND
(Duma, 10th February 2006)
 

TODAY THERE IS A DEMOGRAPHIC CRISIS BUT IT IS A DISASTER THAT IS EXPECTING US
THE POLITICS SHOULD FORESEE THE PROBLEMS FOR 15-20 YEARS AHEAD FOR NOT TO BE SURPRISED WHEN IT IS ALREADY A FACT
(Uchitelsko Delo, 22th Mart 2004)

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 July 2009 )
 

Project supported by funding under the European Union's Sixth Research Framework Programme - Coordinated by IRIS e.V.

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