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ERIC Number: EJ993644
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
Young Families with Children: Who They Are, How They Live, What They Want
Rzhanitsyna, L. S.
Russian Education and Society, v54 n6 p32-53 Jun 2012
It is an object of state policy to strengthen the condition of the young family, to create the most favorable conditions for making having children an attractive and fulfilling option. Serving as a guideline are the Young Family Conception and the Plan of Priority Measures for 2007 to 2010, prepared by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. Work is being done in many entities of the Russian Federation, taking these documents into account. Unfortunately, the array of documents in effect do not provide a uniform concept of the young family, although for quite a long time various functioning administrative structures on the federal and regional levels have been formulating and implementating youth policy and studying the problems of young people in their demographic, social, work (employment, unemployment), political (youth organizations), and psychological (counseling, telephone help lines) aspects. The following are among the problems involved in the categorial definitions: (1) whether to consider the complete or incomplete family as the object (e.g., in Moscow, even one parent can receive a housing subsidy); and (2) whether to take account of the age of both partners or just one (the most common practice has been to select the age of both partners as thirty-five, but in Moscow it is sufficient for just one married partner to be that age, while the other one can be older). The study of these specifics was the object of a project in 2009, "Young Families with Children in Moscow," based on the processing of the statistics of family budgets by Rosstat (Russian Federal Service of State Statistics) and the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS) and also a survey of parents who were thirty-five when their child was registered in the civil registry offices of Moscow. In this article, the author discusses the findings. (Contains 6 tables and 7 notes.) [This article was translated by Kim Braithwaite.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia (Moscow)