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Household composition across the new Europe: Where do the new Member States fit in?

Iacovou, Maria and Skew, Alexandra J (2011) 'Household composition across the new Europe: Where do the new Member States fit in?' Demographic Research, 25. pp. 465-490. ISSN 1435-9871

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Abstract

In this paper we present indicators of household structure for 26 of the 27 countries of the post-enlargement European Union. As well as broad indicators of household type, we present statistics on single-person and extended-family households, and on the households of children and older people. Our main aim is to assess the extent to which household structure differs between the "old" and "new" Member States of the European Union. We find that most of the Eastern European countries may be thought of as lying on the same North-North-Western-Southern continuum defined for the "old" EU Member States, and constituting an "extreme form" of the Southern European model of living arrangements, which we term the "Eastern" model. However, the Baltic states do not fit easily onto this continuum.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 15:27
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 15:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7143

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