More than a third of Slovaks live in overcrowded households.
Last year, Slovakia is in fifth place among the 27 countries of the European Union. Only Latvia (42.2%), Bulgaria (41.1%), Croatia (38.5%) and Poland (37.6%) have a larger number of overcrowded households. This follows from the data of the European Statistical Office Eurostat, which was pointed out by FinGo.sk analyst Lenka Buchláková.
Several generations under one roof
“In Slovakia, almost every fifth child is raised in an extended family. The average number of members in one household in the case of Slovakia is 2.9 members. In addition, up to two thirds of young people aged 25 to 34 live in the so-called mama hotels. Teenagers and younger people aged 16 to 29 are in up to 90% of cases at home. If we look at the statistics that speak of adults, that is, people between the ages of 18 and 34, we are unflatteringly ruling the table there. As many as 70% of people in this age group live with their parents, with the EU-27 average at 50%. “ evaluated Buchláková.
In Slovakia, up to two thirds of households are composed of three generations, ie parents and a married couple with a child or children.
Ten years behind
“In Slovakia, extended three-generation families have the highest representation of all, at the level of 60%. The second most represented type of extended family is the three-generation cohabitation of a single parent with his / her parent (s) and child (ren). Such families are a quarter of the country, “ added Buchláková. According to the findings, more men than women remain with their parents. Most parents who do not have a partner live with their parents.
The analyst pointed out that, unlike Swedes, Danes, Finns and Luxembourgers, young people in Slovakia became independent about 10 years later.
According to Buchláková, it is related to a better standard of living, or to the desire of young people to travel and get to know the world. Even if young people in Slovakia leave their parents, according to statistics, they will do so around the age of 31.
Eurostat shows that not everyone can afford independent housing. In 2019, every fifth young person in Slovakia aged 20 to 34 did not educate or work.
Illustration photo, TASR
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