Families and personal networks: An international comparative perspective

TitreFamilies and personal networks: An international comparative perspective
Type de publicationBook
Year of Publication2018
Series EditorWall, K, Widmer, E, Gauthier, J-A, Cesnuityté, V, Gouveia, R
PublisherPalgrave McMillan
Place PublishedLondon, United Kingdom
Mots-clésbiographical and social constraints, individualization, kinship decline, late modernity, national context., personal and family networks

This book critically assesses the main features of the modernization of family life and personal relationships by examining and comparing three European countries with different social and political pathways: Portugal, Switzerland and Lithuania. Drawing on national surveys of family trajectories and social networks, the contributors highlight personal and family relationships through the lens of network and life course perspectives as well as gender and generational perspectives. Providing innovative, comparative findings on families and personal networks through the use of diverse methodologies, this edited collection will be of interest to scholars, students and policymakers across a range of social science disciplines.

Refereed DesignationNon-Refereed