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Parenting in single-parent families in Croatia

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora
Parenting in single-parent families in Croatia // Parenthood and parenting in Croatia: A developmental and socio-cultural perspective / Lacković-Grgin, Katica ; Penezić, Zvjezdan (ur.).
Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2015. str. 169-199

Parenting in single-parent families in Croatia

Raboteg-Šarić, Zora

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, pregledni

Parenthood and parenting in Croatia: A developmental and socio-cultural perspective

Lacković-Grgin, Katica ; Penezić, Zvjezdan

Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Hauppauge, NY


Raspon stranica


Ključne riječi
Single parents, parenting, socio-cultural context, family structure, child outcomes

This literature review summarizes the key research findings on single-parent families in Croatia. The goal is to describe the context of single parenting in Croatian society, identify emerging main topics in studies on single- parent families and suggest directions for future research. The first part of the review gives a description of the macro forces in Croatian society which are shaping the lives of single-parent families. Particular focus is placed on demographic trends in family living arrangements, the economics of single parenting, societal values concerning marriage and the family and attitudes towards single parenthood. The review continues with an overview of the main findings of published academic studies specifically focused on single-parent families. The majority of research findings are related to the context of single parenting and the scope of the problem. Outcome studies have mostly examined parents’ well-being and behavior, while fewer have examined the effects which different family living arrangements have on children. One- and two-parent families are compared on the basis of their living standard, economic hardships, utilization of services for children, parents’ well-being and parental behavior. The review examines the ways in which family structure and family relations affect parents’ well-being and child-rearing practices as well as children’s psychosocial adjustment. We continue by exploring the role of perceived social support, types and sources of support and parents’ satisfaction with informal and formal types of support available to them. Finally, we discuss methodological disadvantages and gaps in our knowledge on single parenthood and provide suggestions for future research.

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Projekt / tema
194-1941558-1527 - Odrednice roditeljstva, obiteljski odnosi i psihosocijalna dobrobit djece (Zora Raboteg-Šarić, )

Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Zora Raboteg-Šarić, (99796)