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By Linda Hantrais

Throughout Europe and past, altering relations dwelling preparations have motivated well known and educational debate in regards to the influence of socio-demographic developments on relations health and wellbeing and the demanding situations they current for governments. This path-breaking ebook explores the complicated dating among kinfolk switch and public coverage responses within the enlarged eu Union. After evaluating the foremost socio-economic alterations of the overdue twentieth century in Europe and their influence on kin and dealing lifestyles, the booklet analyses either the reactions of coverage makers and clients as they reply to swap and the perceptions households have of public coverage and its relative value of their lives. The e-book combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic tendencies, coverage contexts and debates in modern eu societies with a fine-grain research of the attitudes, perceptions and reviews of households. 5 key questions are addressed: How are households altering in eu societies? What are the demanding situations raised for society via altering kinfolk constructions? How are coverage makers and clients responding to relations swap? Does kin coverage topic? What can coverage actors research from event in different nations? kinfolk coverage issues is aimed toward scholars, academics, researchers and practitioners in social coverage and management, kin and women's reports, welfare, economics, sociology, legislations and politics, ecu quarter reports and ecu languages. it is going to be of specific curiosity to these engaged in or approximately to adopt comparative coverage reviews.

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6 3. 0 3. 7 3. 8 4. 1 4. 4 4. 8 5. 4 5. 9 5. 5 5. 2 5. 5 5. 2 5. Malta 5. Poland 5. Slovakia 5. 3 Notes: The numbers in column 1 indicate waves of membership: 1. 1957, 2. 1973, 3. 1981/86, 4. 1995, 5. 2004. United Nations sources provide the most complete dataset for age structure. Some of the data shown in the table, in particular for wave 5 countries, are higher than in Council of Europe and Eurostat sources. EU15 averages are calculated from national data. org/unpp). 2 in the US. 6 in the US (UNESA, 2002).

In CEE countries, when ___ 23 Family policy matters such information is available, important variations can be found in fertility rates according to ethnicity, especially among the Roma population. 8 for Hungarian mothers (Kende, 2000, p 50). In Slovakia, the rate was more than three times higher for Roma than for Slovak women (Vagac and Haulikova, 2003, p 8). Differences between EU15 member states and CEE countries are also found with regard to mortality. 7 per 1,000 population, reflecting the fairly homogeneous situation in the countries with the largest population size.

In countries where the number of one-person households is very small, and most households are made up of a single nuclear two-generation family unit, the distinction between families and households is minimal, and the terms may be used interchangeably. The 1997 UN/ECE recommendations provided a definition very close to that used in 1987 for private, as distinct from ‘institutional’, households: 182. e. e. a group of two or more persons who combine to occupy the whole or part of a housing unit and to provide themselves with food and possibly other essentials for living.

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