New family forms
tendencies of spreading and concepts

Gurko T.A.

Dr. Sci. (Sociol.), Leader Scientific Researcher, Institute of Sociology FCTAS Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

DOI: 10.7868/S0132162517110113
ID of the Article: 6938

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Gurko T.A. New family forms: tendencies of spreading and concepts. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2017. No 11. P. 99-110


The problems of notions in Russian sociology of family during the process of family transformation in condition of migration and globalization are discussing. To compare scientific data author proposes more accurate definition of family’s groups notions. The tendencies of spreading of new family’s forms in Russia are analyzing. The data from the Russia Longitudinal Monitoring Survey (RLMS-NRI-HSE, 2005, 2009 and 2015 representative sample) and Comprehensive monitoring of living conditions (Russian Federation Federal state statistics service, KOUZH‑2011–2014–2016 years) been used. Russian case confirmed the conclusion of Western sociologist in relation to nonlinearity of development of marriage and family institutions. Author showed certain lack of government statistics, which do not allow to the developing of adequate family policy.

concepts; tendency; nonlinearity; family groups; marriage; divorce; cohabitation; international marriage; transregional family; transnational family


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