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Title: Дослідження життя соло в країнах Північної та Південної Європи
Other Titles: A Study of Solo-Living in the Countries of Northern and Southern Europe
Authors: Мурадян, Олена
Muradyan, Olena
Яшкіна, Дар’я
Yashkina, Daria
Bibliographic description (Ukraine): Мурадян, O., Яшкіна, Д. (2021). Дослідження життя соло в країнах Північної та Південної Європи. Соціологічні студії, 1(18), 49–57. https://doi.org/10.29038/ 2306-3971-2021-01-49-57
Issue Date: 2021
Date of entry: 27-Jan-2022
Publisher: Волинський національний університет імені Лесі Українки
Country (code): UA
Place of the edition/event: Волинський національний університет імені Лесі Українки
DOI: https://doi.org/10.29038/ 2306-3971-2021-01-49-57
UDC: 316.42:316.728
Keywords: соціальна зміна
стиль життя
життя соло
Північна та Південна Європа
social change
lifestyle
solo-living
Northern and Southern Europe
Abstract: У статті розглянуто феномен життя соло, який набуває популярності по всьому світу й соціокультурній специфіці якого приділено не так багато уваги, хоча суттєвий вплив останньої на формування стилю життя є безсумнівним. Проведено аналіз досліджень життя соло в Північній та Південній Європі з огляду на те, що для країн Північної Європи характерний більший прояв цінностей самовираження, і враховуючи, що за релігійним спрямуванням Південна Європа видається більш католицькою. За результатами аналізу зроблено висновок, що, попри те, що кількість людей, які обирають проживання соло, різниться по всій Європі, особливий контраст відчувається між Півднем і Північчю Європи. Такий контраст спричинений декількома факторами: економічна стабільність на Півночі значно вища й люди можуть дозволити собі проживання наодинці. Контраст також є між вкоріненням сімейної традиції в суспільствах: у суспільствах Півдня завдяки католицькій традиції сім‟я посідає перше місце та норми й цінності зберігаються для поколінь і досі. Despite the growing popularity of the solo-living phenomenon around the world, the authors note that its socio-cultural specificity is not much emphasized, although it has a great influence on the formation of lifestyle. The article analyzes the research of solo life in different European countries. Based on the results of the analysis, the authors conclude that despite the fact that the number of people who choose to live solo varies across Europe, the greatest contrast is observed between the South and North of Europe. This is primarily due to the fact that the countries of Northern Europe are characterized by a greater manifestation of the values of self-expression and in terms of religion, Southern Europe is more Catholic. The contrast is due to several factors: economic stability in the North is much higher, giving people the opportunity to live alone. The contrast is also caused by the rooting of the family tradition in societies: in the societies of the south, thanks to the Catholic tradition, the family comes first and the norms and values are preserved for generations. For the Nordic countries, it is more typical to leave the parental home early and have a weak connection with the family. Friends for Nordic youth act as an alternative to the family. Such an early transition to independent life for young people makes it impossible for long-term economic dependence on parents in Southern countries. It will be easier for countries with developed economies to adjust their social policies concerning solo-livers, but, as we can see, not all countries, even those with developed economies, control this process.
URI: https://evnuir.vnu.edu.ua/handle/123456789/20115
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Home Alone Nation: how the Danes Fell in Love with the Idea of Solitary Living. Retrieved March 05, 2021 from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/20/city-of-borgen-key-to-happiness-own-front-door The Guardian (2017). Nearly one in seven Britons could live alone by 2039, study shows. Retrieved December 05, 2020 from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/04/nearly-one-in-seven-britons-could-live-alone-2039-study-shows The Inglehart-Welzel World Cultural Map (2020). Retrieved January 05, 2021 from https://www.worldvaluessurvey. org/photos/EV000190.JPG Thelocal.no (2019). Why Oslo is one of the „best cities in Europe‟ for single people. Retrieved February 05, 2021 from https://www.thelocal.no/20191008/young-free-and-single-youll-soon-get-attached-to-oslo/ Törnqvist, M. (2019). Living Alone Together: Individualized Collectivism in Swedish Communal Housing. Sociology, 53(5), 900–915. doi.org/10.1177%2F0038038519834871 UNECE (2020). Proportion of one person households in all households – Statistical Database – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Retrieved January 05, 2021 from https://w3.unece.org/PXWeb/en/Table? IndicatorCode=318 Yksinasuvat, Ry (2021). Association for People Who Live Alone in Finland. Retrieved February 05, 2021 from https://www.yksinasuvat.fi/in-english/ YLE (2015a). More one-person households buying homes. Retrieved March 05, 2021 from https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/ news/more_one-person_households_buying_homes/11911386 YLE (2015b). More than one million living alone in Finland, paying more than others. Retrieved January 05, 2021 from https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/more_than_one_million_living_alone_in_finland_paying_more_than_ others/ 8356775 YLE Finland (2019). The single society: In some towns in Finland, one-person households are now a majority. Retrieved January 05, 2021 from https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/the_single_society_in_some_towns_in_ finland_one-person_households_are_now_a_majority/11091969
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