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Методът на събитийния анализ и приложението му в социология на жизнения път
Event History Analysis and Its Application in Life Course Sociology

Author(s): Tatyana Kotzeva, Elitsa Dimitrova
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: event history analysis; life course; transition; leaving parental home;

Summary/Abstract: The article concisely presents the conceptual framework and terminology of life course sociology as well as one of the basic quantitative methods applied in this field, event history analysis. This method permits analyzing the dynamics in the life course of individuals at various life transition points connected with their participation in various spheres of public life (education, work, family life, etc.). One of the strong points of the method is the possibility it offers of incorporating various forms of activeness displayed by individuals making life transitions, and the possibility of assessing the impact of activeness on these transitions. The use of event analysis is illustrated in the article through the results of a study of young people leaving the parental home in Bulgaria.

  • Issue Year: 45/2013
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 91-117
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Bulgarian