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Life-table representations of family dynamics in Sweden and Hungary: initiation of a project of descriptions of demographic behavior

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  • Gunnar Andersson

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

  • Dimiter Philipov

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

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    In this paper, we present a system of descriptions of family-demographic behavior in developed countries. We use life-table techniques in order to describe the experiences of men, women, and children in processes related to family formation and family dissolution. We develop a large number of descriptive measures and apply them to survey data from Sweden and Hungary. The paper demonstrates the potential of our descriptive system for further cross-country comparisons of the demographic behavior in European countries. (AUTHORS)

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its series MPIDR Working Papers with number WP-2001-010.

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    Keywords: Hungary; Sweden;

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    1. Larry Bumpass & R. Raley, 1995. "Redefining single-parent families: Cohabitation and changing family reality," Demography, Springer, Springer, vol. 32(1), pages 97-109, February.
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    1. Gunnar Andersson, 2001. "Children’s experience of family disruption and family formation: evidence from 16 FFS countries," MPIDR Working Papers, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany WP-2001-028, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.

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