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INED Population Studies

Family Beyond Household and Kin

Life Event Histories and Entourage, a French Survey

Editors: Bonvalet, Catherine, Lelièvre, Éva (Eds.)

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  • Presents an innovative approach to the family network that includes the influence of immediate family as well as a much wider circle of relatives and friends
     
    Brings together a set of studies based on data from the Biographies et Entourage (Life Event Histories and Entourage) survey conducted by the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED)
     
    Analyzes family and residential trajectories and traces their dynamics across time and space

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About this book

This book analyzes the family and residential trajectories of men and women across the twentieth century, which are placed in a long-term generational perspective and in the historical context where they played out. It brings together a set of studies based on data from the Biographies et Entourage (Life Event Histories and Entourage) survey conducted by the Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED) on a representative sample of nearly 3,000 residents of the Paris region born between 1930 and 1950. Inside, readers will discover an insightful analysis of the family that moves away from such traditional concepts as the household or main residence and proposes new ones like the entourage and the residential system. This innovative approach to the family network describes an affective and residential proximity that takes into account the relatives and close friends who have played or continue to play a role in an individual's life. The book first presents a detailed analysis of the Biographies et Entourage survey respondents' parental universe and proposes a practical approach to the notion of parenthood that reveals the family and non-family resources available to individuals. Next, it describes the evolution of the respondents' family networks, both in and beyond the household, and details how these family circles shape their subjective judgments during childhood, adolescence, and adult life. Coverage then goes on to examine the family ties of older adults, the role of grandparents and step-families, the importance of family spaces including often frequented places, and inter-generational family solidarity. Families extend well beyond the walls of the home. Interpersonal relations are constructed throughout the life course and in all the settings where they play out. This book takes this new family reality into account and traces its dynamics across time and space. It provides essential tools for researchers looking to conduct life event history surveys and to develop innovative areas of research in the social sciences.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Family Beyond Household and Kin, Introducing the Entourage

    Pages 1-4

    Bonvalet, Catherine (et al.)

  • Presentation of the Biographies et entourage Survey

    Pages 5-55

    Bonvalet, Catherine (et al.)

  • A Conceptual Shift from “Household” to “Entourage”: Redefining the Scope of the Family

    Pages 57-72

    Bonvalet, Catherine (et al.)

  • Between Socially-Instituted Parental Relationships and Elective Ones: A Retrospective Analysis of Parent Figures in France from 1930 to 1965

    Pages 73-98

    Lelièvre, Éva (et al.)

  • Memory, Perception of Life, and Family Environment

    Pages 99-114

    Golaz, Valérie (et al.)

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eBook 83,29 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24684-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 105,49 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24682-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 105,49 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79658-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Beyond Household and Kin
Book Subtitle
Life Event Histories and Entourage, a French Survey
Editors
  • Catherine Bonvalet
  • Éva Lelièvre
Series Title
INED Population Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24684-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24684-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24682-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79658-1
Series ISSN
2214-2452
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
Number of Illustrations
38 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by INED, 2012
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