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Семья и домохозяйство в России: демографический аспект

Демографическое обозрение. 2018. Т. 5. № 2. С. 103-121.

The article examines the evolution of the demographic structure of households in Russia based on a detailed analysis  of  national  population  censuses  and  micro-censuses  for  a  long  time  series  and  a  comparison  of census data for different years.  It is noted that,  due  to the fact  that the  object  of Soviet  censuses was the family, while the object of post-Soviet censuses is the household, there are certain limitations on analysis of a  long  time  series  for  Russia.  At  the  same  time,  the  focus  on  the  household  in  Russian  censuses  makes  it possible to compare them with the statistics of households in many foreign countries. The main trends in the size  and  structure  of  households  in  Russia  are  revealed  based  on  the  data  of  population  censuses  and population micro-censuses. A comparative analysis between the structure of households in Russia and those in foreign countries (European countries and the USA) is made. It is shown that, despite the decrease in the average household size and the growth in the share of single households, the share of extended households in  Russia  is  still  much  higher  than  in  Europe  and  the  USA.  The  structure  of  Russian  households  is characterized by a relatively low proportion of married couples without children and a high proportion of single-parent family households (especially of single-parent families within complex households).