The importance of the institution of family in housing practices has deep historical roots in Greece, and families tend to follow certain housing strategies such as late emancipation from the parental home, intergenerational house transfers and financial support for housing. Providing and maintaining a housing solution for young members is one of the top worries in this geographical region, and it is relieved via intergenerational micro-solidarities. Moreover, today’s crisis and austerity are threatening, through indirect budgetary cuts and rising taxation, the housing well-being of the citizenry which is supported only by family welfare. Nonetheless, the family still constitutes the main shock absorber of social and economic turbulence, but at what price?

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Author: Myrto Dagkouli - Kyriakoglou
Document Type: article
ISSN: 2336-2839
Volume: 5
Issue: 2
Pages: 35-45
DOI code: 10.13060/23362839.2018.5.2.441
Date of publication: 6.12.2018


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