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Papers of BAS. Humanities and Social Sciences

Vol. 9, 2022, No. 2

Single-person households in Bulgaria

Kremena Borissova-Marinova, Marta Sugareva

Abstract. This article studies the distribution of single-person households in Bulgaria emphasizing both on the dynamics of this process in time and the main factors that have been inducing it. The main point of this article is the analysis of the structure of such single-person households by main demographic attributes such as sex, age, marital status, etc. It has attempted to find out which are the population strata generating single-person households most often and what would be the relation of the phenomenon of this type of families’ large-scale occurrence to some other demographic and socio-economic parameters of modern lifestyle, which would include an international comparison with some other states in Europe and worldwide, inter alia. This study has used official data retrieved from the national statistics in Bulgaria and some other countries, both from censuses and specialized surveys (EU-SILC).

Keywords: single-person households, family models, second demographic transition, Bulgaria