Transition of farm family in slovenia from tradition to post-modernity


  • Lucija PINTERIČ Flandrova ulica 9, SI-1210 Ljubljana – Šentvid, Slovenija
  • Majda ČERNIČ-ISTENIČ Univ. v Ljubljani, Biotehniška Fak., Odd. za agronomijo, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
  • Jernej VRTAČNIK Dvorakova 13, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija



sociology, agriculture, farm family, farm household, intergenerational relations, gender relations, succession, Slovenia


Slovenian farm family is facing transformation. It is still traditional in some respects, but it also
gains some modern characteristic as well as post-modern. Also the structure of farm household is
changing; it is mostly gathered around by nuclear family core. Anyway farm family still
preserves intergenerational solidarity. Older generation helps younger mostly by babysitting. Nowadays farm households have much less children, but the fertility level is high enough to
preserve the farm population. Younger generation is still prepared to take care of the older, but at
the same time they want to keep their privacy. Passing the farm to a younger generation is
unreliable, and the time when a successor takes over the farm is often not defined.


15. 12. 2006



Original Scientific Article

How to Cite

PINTERIČ, L., ČERNIČ-ISTENIČ, M., & VRTAČNIK, J. (2006). Transition of farm family in slovenia from tradition to post-modernity. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 88(2), 101–116.

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