Family crisis in contemporary Romania. A sociological, pastoral and catech etic alanalysis Cover Image

Criza familiei în România contemporană. O analiză sociologică, pastorală și catehetică
Family crisis in contemporary Romania. A sociological, pastoral and catech etic alanalysis

Author(s): Vasile CREȚU
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Pedagogy
Published by: Facultatea de Teologie Ortodoxă Alba Iulia
Keywords: family;Romania; crisis; emigration; abandon; birthrates;marriage;

Summary/Abstract: The family has always had a central place in human history, and it has been seen as the most important social structure of all. The family is the most stable and oldest form of humanlife, guaranteeing the permanence of humanity, the evolution and the continuity of life in society. The social dimension of the family describes the system of relationships between couples, parents, children and other siblings. From a sociological perspective, the family is seen as the foundation of human society and contributes to its formation, because men, women and children are connected in a relationship only throught he power of thefamily. With in the family, they learn various types of cultures, normsand values that individuals must later put into practice in society, in order to contribute to the well-being and evolution of the community. The family, however, is influencedby a series of factors which became more visible in the recent years. The issue of migration, child abandonment, declining birthrates and nuptials, seen in terms of thesocial impact on families in Romania, is extremely serious not only now but in the longrun as well. Being a micro-society, the family under goes changes in its owndynamics due to changes in society and in the environments in which its members live andwork, but through the mechanism of self-regulation, adaptation, communication, its members can restore the stability.

  • Issue Year: XXV/2020
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 23-40
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Romanian