The Handbook of World Families provides a cross-cultural perspective on the family by examining family life in 25 countries worldwide. The countries included in this volume are organized by six world regions including Africa, Asia/South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America - offering readers the most thorough and balanced cross-cultural examination of world families available. Editors Bert N. Adams and Jan Trost, along with contributions by top family studies experts from around the world, ensure reliable, cutting-edge research and perspectives.
Chapter 9: Families in Austria
Families in Austria
Austria is located in southern, central Europe. Geographically, its territory encompasses both the Eastern Alps and the Danube region and has a land surface of 83,858.3 sq km (32,369 sq miles). Located within a temperate climatic zone with influence of the moderate Atlantic climate in the west and the influence of the continental climate in the east, Austria includes a wide variety of landscapes and flora. About 46% of its surface area is wooded. Austria's landscapes range from the mountain peaks of the Alps to hilly landscapes and plains. The foothills of the Alps and the Carpathians as well as the Vienna Basin in the east are the principal areas of settlement and economic activity.
According to census data ...