Jiří Večerník ed.
Zdeněk R. Nešpor
The authors of this study aimed to analytically interlink the perspectives of individuals and households and focus on their demographic and socio-economic behaviour since 1989 in the Czech Republic,and compare these observations with other EU countries, primarily those of Central-East Europe. The analysis starts with life trajectories and family formation. The second chapter takes a closer look at couples and the packaging of the family budget. In the third chapter,simultaneous changes in earnings disparities and in the inequality of household income are studied. The fourth chapter presents data on the development and patterns of self-employment in four Central-East European countries in comparison with Austria and Germany. The fifth chapter focuses on the role of economic and institutional factors in the growth of family businesses in Europe. The sixth chapter presents the household as a religious group.
Jiří Večerník is head of the Department of Economic Sociology at the Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and editor of the Czech Sociological Review. He has published work on the labour market and economic inequalities and cooperated with the OECD, the ILO, and the European Commission. In 1996, he published Markets and People. The Czech Reform Experience in a Comparative Perspective (Avebury). In 1999, he edited the book Ten Years of Re-building Capitalism. Czech Society after 1989 (Academia).
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