MURE┼×AN, CORNELIA (2012), Changes of family behavior in Romania. A life course approach , Cluj, Presa Universitara Clujeana

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By: Raluca MARDARE

After the fall of the communist regime, Romania experienced dramatic changes in family formation behavior. Common patterns include delay and/or decline of marriage and fertility, increasing rates of non-marital cohabitations and non-marital childbearing, rising rates of divorce. All of these changes manifested in all post communist countries at different intensities and timing and were described by demographers as part of a “second demographic transition” caused by the economic cultural and normative shifts that occurred at the beginning of the 90s..