This two-volume work explores social cohesion and the demographic challenges of low birth rates and population aging. Authors approach the topic from the perspective of citizens and policymakers, analyzing attitudes from 14 European countries on demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. Volume 2 focuses on family and family change, value of children, fertility intentions, and views on work-family balance.
From the reviews: "This publication is a welcome exception to the rule that an international study yields one volume of comparative chapters and another devoted to analysis of the data of each participating country. ... The first volume focuses on family change ... . The different chapters and consequently, the summary contain a great many novel and thought-provoking observations. ... people thinking about policies, or working and writing on Europe,s population issues will, no doubt, find it useful to have these volumes at hand on their desk." (Dirk J. van de Kaa, European Journal of Population, Vol. 25, 2009)
1. Introduction Charlotte Hohn,- 2. Methods and Opportunities for Analyses of the International Population Policy Acceptance Study Database (IPPAS),- 2.1 From Population Policy Acceptance surveys to the international database Dragana Avramov/ Robert Cliquet,- 2.2 Selected statistical methods to analyse IPPAS Marc Callens,- 3. Pathways of welfare and population related policies: Towards a multidimentional typology of welfare state regimes in Eastern and Western Europe Beat Fux,- 4. Family Matters,- 4.1. Attitudes towards (the change of) the Family,- 4.1.1 Attitudes towards forms of Partnership Marietta Pongracz / Zsolt Speder,- 4.1.2. Family transformation in the post-communist countries: attitudes towards changes Ausra Maslauskaite/ Vlada Stankuniene,- 4.2 Value of Children,- 4.2.1 Motivation to have children in Europe Ingrid Esveldt/ Tineke Fokkema,- 4.2.2 Intergeneration changes in the value system in Europe Irena Kowalska/ Wiktoria Wroblewska,- 4.2.3 Attitudes and intentions towards Childlessness in Europe Tomas Sobotka/ Maria Rita Testa,- 4.3 Fertility Intentions,- 4.3.1. Shall we witness an upturn in European fertility in the near future? Ladislav Rabusic/ Christine van Peer,- 4.3.2. Fertility preferences and expectations about old age Asta Poldma / Allan Puur/ Kalev Kveder,- 4.3.3. The influence of education and family policies on age at first birth Osma Kontula,- 4.4 Reconciliation of work and family,- 4.4.1 Preferences to reconciliation family and professional life versus reality Majda Cernic istenic / Andrej Kveder,- 4.4.2. Reconciliation of work and family within different institutional settings Irena Kotowska / Anna Matysiak,- 4.4.3. Work-Family orientation and female labour market participation Asta Poldma / Allan Puur / Kalev Katus,- 4.5. Family related policies,- 4.5.1. Family policies: financial or institutional measures? Preferences of childless persons and one-child parents Anneli Miettinen / Ingrid Esveldt / Tineke Fokkema,-4.5.2. Anticipated inpact of family policies on fertility behaviour among the childless and among one-child parents Ingrid Esveldt / Tineke Fokkema / Annelie Miettinnen,- 4.5.3. Preference versus actual family policy measures. The case of parental leave and child allowance Nada Stropnik / Joze Sambt / Jirina Kocurkova
Series: European Studies of Population : Book 1
Number Of Pages: 443
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.84