MPIDR Working Paper

Life-table representations of family dynamics in Sweden and Hungary: initiation of a project of descriptions of demographic behavior

Andersson, G., Philipov, D.
MPIDR Working Paper WP-2001-010
Rostock, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (April 2001)
Open Access


In this paper, we present a system of descriptions of family-demographic behavior in developed countries. We use life-table techniques in order to describe the experiences of men, women, and children in processes related to family formation and family dissolution. We develop a large number of descriptive measures and apply them to survey data from Sweden and Hungary. The paper demonstrates the potential of our descriptive system for further cross-country comparisons of the demographic behavior in European countries. (AUTHORS)
Keywords: Hungary, Sweden
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.