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The SOCCARE Project studied social care arrangements of European families in five different socio-economic and cultural environments that represent the variety of European welfare states (Finland, France, Italy, Portugal and the UK). It focussed on four key family types that all are heavily affected by the ongoing demographic, socio-economic and structural changes within European societies: 1) lone parent families. 2) dual-career families, 3) immigrant families and, 4) �double front carere� families (that have young children and, at the same time, elderly family members in need of care).

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Authors: SIPILAE J et al, University of Tampere, Tampere (FI)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21322 EN (2005), 116 pp. Free of charge
Availability: EUR-OP reference: KI-NA-21-322-EN-C Available from: Documentation Service of DG Research Fax: +32 2 295 8220 E-mail:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8453-5
Record Number: 200518232 / Last updated on: 2005-07-07
Original language: en
Available languages: en