Beyond the ‘Stop Gap’: Young (adult) women’s experiences of living with parents in the aftermath of the Greek austerity crisis

Kazana-McCarthy, Julia. 2021. Beyond the ‘Stop Gap’: Young (adult) women’s experiences of living with parents in the aftermath of the Greek austerity crisis. Families, Relationships and Societies, 10(2), pp. 343-358. ISSN 2046-7435 [Article]

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In the context of greater strains imposed by the post-2008 global financial crisis, it has become more commonplace for young people to live with their parents for extended periods. Beyond a domination of Anglophone research, far less is known about whether these experiences of living with parents vary in countries with different economic and cultural contexts. This article focuses on young women in contemporary Greece – a society undergoing radical social restructuring in the wake of the post-2008 economic crisis. Drawing on qualitative interviews with young university-educated women in urban Greece (n=36), the article argues that the current fiscal crisis alongside long-standing patriarchal norms place a significant burden on the lives of these young women. It concludes that evaluation of the impact of financial crisis on the living arrangements of young people should carefully assess the interaction of the gender and cultural aspects of family lives.

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living arrangements, young women, family, crisis, gender expectations

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July 2021Published
29 January 2020Published Online
9 December 2019Accepted

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04 Feb 2020 12:04

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28 Jul 2021 01:03

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