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L. Sakkeus, M. Klesment, A. Puur
Parental home characteristics of the 1924–1983 birth cohorts in Estonia
Generations in Estonia: Contemporary Perspectives on Turbulent Times, University of Tartu Press, 2016,
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
This chapter investigates the characteristics of the parental home among the 1924–1983 birth cohorts in Estonia. From the macro-social perspective, these generations were born in the periods of pre-war independence, World War II, Hitler’s and Stalin’s rule, and the eras of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, and Gorbachev. The aim of the study is to examine the trends in demographic, spatial, educational, ethnic, religious, and cultural characteristics of the parental family through the contrasting societal regimes that have prevailed in Estonia in the course of the 20th century. The study applies the ‘life course’ approach as the main conceptual framework. The empirical analysis draws on pooled data from three nationally representative demographic surveys. The trends in the characteristics of the parental home are observed by five-year birth cohorts separately for the native and foreign-origin populations. The results reveal far-reaching transformations in most dimensions of the parental home and childhood environment for the cohorts included in the study. Evidence both for the continuity of particular trends and for the discontinuity of other trends due to historical events emerge from the data. Accounting for transformations in the childhood environment of a broad range of generations is expected to shed light on some important but often hidden factors affecting contemporary society in Estonia.

Reference


@inbook{Sakkeus2016a,
  author = {L. Sakkeus, M. Klesment, A. Puur},
  title = { Parental home characteristics of the 1924–1983 birth cohorts in Estonia},
  year = {2016},
  booktitle = {Generations in Estonia: Contemporary Perspectives on Turbulent Times},
  publisher = {University of Tartu Press},
  pages = {70-105},
  url = {file:///C:/Users/Vanderwiel/Downloads/03%20sakkeus%20jt%20separaat.pdf},
  timestamp = {27.04.2016},
  abstract = { This chapter investigates the characteristics of the parental home
among the 1924–1983 birth cohorts in Estonia. From the macro-social perspective,
these generations were born in the periods of pre-war independence,
World War II, Hitler’s and Stalin’s rule, and the eras of Khrushchev, Brezhnev,
and Gorbachev. The aim of the study is to examine the trends in demographic,
spatial, educational, ethnic, religious, and cultural characteristics
of the parental family through the contrasting societal regimes that have
prevailed in Estonia in the course of the 20th century. The study applies the
‘life course’ approach as the main conceptual framework. The empirical analysis
draws on pooled data from three nationally representative demographic
surveys. The trends in the characteristics of the parental home are observed
by five-year birth cohorts separately for the native and foreign-origin populations.
The results reveal far-reaching transformations in most dimensions
of the parental home and childhood environment for the cohorts included
in the study. Evidence both for the continuity of particular trends and for the
discontinuity of other trends due to historical events emerge from the data.
Accounting for transformations in the childhood environment of a broad
range of generations is expected to shed light on some important but often
hidden factors affecting contemporary society in Estonia.}
}

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