PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

Daniela Del Boca

RESEARCH TEAM

Ylenia Brilli, Daniela Bulgarelli, Maria Laura Di Tommaso, Letizia Mencarini, Chiara Monfardini, Tiziana Nazio, Mario Pagliero, Chiara Pronzato, Sarah Grace See.

DURATION

2013-2017

ABSTRACT

What will families look like in the future? Are existing social- and family policies compatible with changes in family patterns? These and related questions are addressed in the large-scale integrating project Families And Societies – Changing families and sustainable societies: Policy contexts and diversity over the life course and across generations, coordinated by Stockholm University.

The collaborative research project is financed in the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (€6.5 millions in EU contribution; grant no. 320116).  Launched in February 1, 2013 it will continue until January 31, 2017.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • To investigate the diversity of family forms, relationships, and life courses in Europe.
  • To assess the compatibility of existing policies with family changes.
  • To contribute to evidence-based policy-making.

The project will extend our knowledge on how policies promote well-being, inclusion and sustainable societal development among families.

WEBSITE

http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/