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Author Harcsa, István ♦ Monostori, Judit
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Family Structure ♦ Family Formation ♦ Life Cycle ♦ Unmarried Couple ♦ Several Family Function ♦ Important Change ♦ Social Process ♦ Low Fertility ♦ Large Number ♦ Recent Social Process ♦ Past Twenty Year ♦ New Form ♦ Job Insecurity ♦ Housing Market ♦ Short Period ♦ Demographic Behaviour ♦ Physical Support ♦ Significant Impact ♦ Widespread Cohabitation ♦ Postsocialist Hungary ♦ Demographic Phenomenon ♦ Many Function ♦ High Proportion ♦ Family Member ♦ Influential Factor ♦ Frequent Separation ♦ Basic Institution ♦ Marginal Family Type ♦ Childless Woman ♦ Population Ageing
Abstract The family is a basic institution of society and it fulfils many functions. While several family functions are constant over centuries (like reproduction, socialization, emotional and physical support for family members, etc.), the content of these functions, the modalities of family formation, family structures or the stability of families may undergo important changes within relatively short periods, as has been the case in Hungary over the past twenty years. Economic and social processes and changes in people’s demographic behaviour in postsocialist Hungary have had a significant impact on family formation and structure. New forms of living arrangements have appeared and, even more significantly, previously marginal family types have gained in importance. With regard to the recent social processes, the most influential factors to have shaped family formation would include the expansion of higher education and the longer time spent in study, growing job insecurity and the rigidity of the housing market. As for the demographic phenomena, population ageing, low fertility, the widespread cohabitation of unmarried couples, the frequent separation and divorce of partners, the large number and proportion of births out of wedlock, the high proportion of childless women in their
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study