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Jednočlenné domácnosti mladých lidí v České republice

Title in English One-member Households among Young People in the Czech Republic
Authors

KVAPILOVÁ BARTOŠOVÁ Michaela FUČÍK Petr

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Sociální studia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Citation
Keywords one-member households; early adulthood; myths; stereotypes; Czech Republic
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Description Over the last few decades, we have been witnessing a gradual increase in the number of one-member households among young people in the Czech Republic. Even though the experience of living alone in so-called early adulthood can affect the development and lifestyle, so far it is not wellresearched phenomenon bound to stereotypes and myths. Based on quantitative data survey of EU-SILC and time-use diary survey by Czech Household Panel Survey this study provides basic information on the origin, characteristics and living conditions in one-member households of individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 and examines selected aspects of their lifestyles. Based on detailed analysis it aims to disprove a stereotypical idea of careerism among these people by comparing their income, job positions and working hours with the other types of household. In comparison with the other types of household, there is also no significant difference in the area of sociability. Hence we cannot support either of the opposing stereotypes: solitude or extreme sociability. However, single women tend to show a lower level of sociability and certain dissatisfaction in this area as well
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