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Puur, A., Sakkeus, L.
Family constellations in Europe: evidence from the GGS
European Population Conference, 2010,
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The present study, conducted in the framework of FP7 Multilinks project, aims to contribute to research on family constellations by analyzing the data from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) for seven countries of Europe that were available to the authors in the early 2009 (Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, and Russia). In analysing the family constellations, the study proceeds from the “egocentric” perspective. This implies that the survey informant serves for a reference point, and the descending (children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren) and ascending family generations (parents and grandparents) are analysed from his/her position. At the first step, prevalence rates are calculated and analysed for each type of kin covered by the survey, indicating the proportion of individuals with specific types of kin available. At the second step, the evidence concerning the number of family generations above and below the reference individual is combined to highlight the overall profile of generational structure in which individuals are embedded. In addressing the mentioned issues, the study seeks to map the similarities and dissimilarities in kin availability across the countries and regions of Europe. Further, it aims to cast light on the role of the existing patterns in mortality, fertility and nuptiality in producing these similarities and dissimilarities, and the ways how the differences in kin availability combine into specific patterns of family constellations.

Reference


@inproceedings{Puur2010a,
  author = {Puur, A., Sakkeus, L.},
  title = {Family constellations in Europe: evidence from the GGS},
  year = {2010},
  booktitle = {European Population Conference},
  month = {Sep},
  url = {http://epc2010.princeton.edu/papers/100553},
  timestamp = {28.02.2013},
  owner = {Saase},
  address = {Vienna, Austria},
  abstract = {The present study, conducted in the framework of FP7 Multilinks project, aims to contribute to research on family constellations by analyzing the data from the Generations and Gender Survey (GGS) for seven countries of Europe that were available to the authors in the early 2009 (Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, and Russia). In analysing the family constellations, the study proceeds from the “egocentric” perspective. This implies that the survey informant serves for a reference point, and the descending (children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren) and ascending family generations (parents and grandparents) are analysed from his/her position. At the first step, prevalence rates are calculated and analysed for each type of kin covered by the survey, indicating the proportion of individuals with specific types of kin available. At the second step, the evidence concerning the number of family generations above and below the reference individual is combined to highlight the overall profile of generational structure in which individuals are embedded. In addressing the mentioned issues, the study seeks to map the similarities and dissimilarities in kin availability across the countries and regions of Europe. Further, it aims to cast light on the role of the existing patterns in mortality, fertility and nuptiality in producing these similarities and dissimilarities, and the ways how the differences in kin availability combine into specific patterns of family constellations.}
}

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