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Immigrants in large Czech cities 2008–2015: the analysis of changing residential patterns using population grid data – This article contributes to the discussion of the segregation of immigrants by presenting evidence from a new destination country of international migration. It explores residential patterns of immigrants, defined by citizenship, and their development in selected large Czech cities. The analysis is focused on six main immigrant groups.
Basic trends in the deployment of foreigners in the Czech Republic 2008-2015: Residential segregation from the perspective of individualized neighbourhoods of various size, by Martin Šimon, Ivana Křížková, Adam Klsák, Renáta Mikešová and Yana Leontiyeva
This article details our attempts at making sense of an ostalgic heterotopic space. We relay here our analysis of staying in and exploring a disused air raid shelter built during WWII, converted into a fallout shelter at the beginning of the Cold War and recently repurposed in an anti-communist museum/tourist hotel/ostalgic canteen called 10Z Bunker.
The aim of this study was to examine the spatial mobility of homeless people in urban areas, exploring homeless mobility, its drivers, limits and links to personal attributes, and whether there is an association between the extent of spatial activity and an individual’s housing situation. To our knowledge, there has been no prior exhaustive attempt to explore the spatial mobility of homeless people using Global Positioning System (GPS) location devices.
This paper estimates the youth employment effects of minimum wages in the Visegrád countries: Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. The analyses are based on a regional panel dataset for the period 2003–16. Our results indicate that changes in minimum wages measured as a ratio of regional average wages have not negatively affected youth employment rates in the Visegrád countries at the national level.
The chapter starts with a brief description of the church-state relationship in the Czech lands / Czech Republic in the last century. As a consequence of the massive turning away from the churches, the country is one of the most secular regions around the world. Despite the low numbers of adherents, the churches attempt to remain powerful players on the political and public scene(s).
Despite the fact that not having a partner is a strong predictor for remaining childless, few studies have explored the heterogeneity of partnership trajectories among childless persons. This article fills the gap in knowledge about the pathways to childlessness in Central Europe by exploring the within-group diversity of partnership trajectories among childless persons between the ages of 18 and 40 under state socialism and during the post-1989 transformation in the Czech Republic.
„Publikace mapuje místa domácího vzdělávání, která byla dosud zkoumána jen málo, nebo vůbec, v tom spočívá její velká zásluha. Autoři využili širokou škálu výzkumných a analytických metod a podařilo se jim vytvořit významný příspěvek k poznání rozsahem sice malého, ale z hlediska vývoje inovativních přístupů velice důležitého segmentu českého vzdělávacího systému.“ (Mgr. Jaroslava Simonová, Ph.D., Ústav výzkumu a rozvoje vzdělávání, Pedagogická fakulta Univerzity Karlovy).
This paper focuses on a grassroots community movement address-ing climate change: the transnational Transition (Towns) movement. While this movement has mainly spread to Anglophone countries, it is almost en-tirely absent from Eastern Europe and the Czech Republic in particular.
This article explores young people’s imaginations of their future family life. Based on qualitative research among young people in North Bohemia, it considers social reproduction and change within the domain of gendered labour and parenting. This is done on the backdrop of post-1989 transformation of Czech society, where drives towards individualisation and diversification of the life course stand against discourses and policies supporting separate gender roles.
The share of foreigners in individualised neighbourhoods in the Czech Republic 2015: a multi-scale approach.
Schools for Democracy: A Waste of Time? Roles, Mechanisms and Perceptions of Civic Education in Czech and German Contexts. This article investigates the role of school-based civic education in the formation of political commitment, motivation and self-efficacy. The article is based on 60 qualitative interviews with university students from the Czech Republic and East and West Germany.
The role of churches and importance of religiosity in the re-entry care: Evaluation of a two-year research project
The report is the final outcome of the project “Role of Churches and the Importance of Religiosity in the Re-entry Care in the Czech Republic” supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The report summarizes the main outcomes in four areas and informs about publications.
Každoroční statistický přehled situace a vývoje v oblasti postavení žen v české vědě včetně mezinárodního srovnání ukazuje, že situace se sama od sebe pozitivním směrem nemění, naopak lze konstatovat mírně negativní tendence, tedy pokles zastoupení žen v nejvýznamnějších oblastech. V Evropě patříme mezi nejhorší.
Remaining childless or having just one child are two different experiences
and each is attached to a different social status. However, they can
also be viewed through a unifying lens as phenomena that contribute to low
fertility. Theories that seek to explain low fertility often attribute both phenomena
to the same causes. This article examines what factors are connected
to a person’s intention to remain childless or to have just one child and
Ordination of women as ministers is an important issue of gender equality and social stratification.