The research aims to develop a greater understanding of socio-demographic change and policy responses in selected EU member states and applicant countries, with particular reference to changing family structures and their impact on education, training, work and leisure patterns, welfare, gender and intergenerational relations. New qualitative, comparative, empirical work is proposed by a multidisciplinary team to identify national and regional similarities and differences in the interactive relationship between economic and social policy and changing family forms in twelve policy environments. The research examines the account taken of family factors in policy formation and the family impacts of policy measures, and investigates their relative importance for decisions made in different family situations and at different life stages. In conclusion, the project assesses the contribution of cross-national policy transfer in meeting the challenges presented by socio-demographic change.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
221 00 Lund