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Hungary Latvia Lithuanial Moldova Poland Romania Russian F. Slovak R. R. 1997; for Moldova 2001; for Russia 1996. Source: Council of Europe (2001); adjusted TFMR estimated by the author. No data were available for the Ukraine. 29 TABLE 2. CUMULATIVE PERCENTAGE OF FEMALES WHO BY EXACT AGE 25 HAW EVER ENTERED FIRST PARTNERSHIPS THAT WERE NON-MARITAL UNIONS Country Czech Rep. 1 ~~ Source: Tables 8c from the series FFS SCRs (diverse years) for the corresponding countries. Native-born sample for Estonia.

Social anomie and uncertainty affected decision-making in the family unit. The ambiguous societal situationbrought about the rise of diverse coping strategies for family formation. One way of coping was by postponing crucial life events, refusal of irreversible events such as births, and replacement of hard-to-reverse events with those reversible, such as substitutionof a non-marital cohabitationfor marriage. Thus new family forms emerged and diffused rapidly in a changing environment. Efforts for family well-being included increased economic activity, rise in education and rise in migration.

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