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Improving policy responses and outcomes to socio-economic challenges: changing family structures, policy and practice

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CENTRE D'ETUDES DE L'EMPLOI
France
Address
Promenade Michel Simon 29 Le Descartes I
93166 Noisy-le-grand
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES
France
Address
Boulevard Davout 133
Paris
INSTITUTE OF SOCIOLOGY - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
Uri Utca 49
1014 Budapest
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
5,Paradisgatan 5
221 00 Lund
PANTEION UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Greece
Address
Leoforos Syggrou 134
17671 Athens
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via Del Santo 28
35123 Padova
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Tiigi 78
50090 Tartu