This two-volume work explores social cohesion and the demographic challenges of low birth rates and population aging. The authors approach the topic from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors, analyzing attitudes from 14 European countries regarding the European integration process, demographic trends, and expectations towards private networks and public policies. Volume 2 focuses on demographic developments, gender issues, and aging.
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 study was meant to provide the `scientific basis for population-related policies'. ... 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. Demographic Trends, population related policies and general attitudes,- 1.1. Demographic change and family policy regimes Osmo Kontula / Ismo Soederling,- 1.2. Demographic knowledge and evaluation of demographic trends Jurgen Dorbritz,- 1.3. Who should take care for them? Expectations placed on the welfare state and its influence on attitudes towards care for the elderly Ralf Mai / Robert Naderi / Peter Schiman,- 2. Changing attitudes on population policies? A comparison between the first and second rounds of the PPAS Jurgen Dorbritz,- 3. Comparative Delphi-Study,- 3.1. 2030: Another Europe? Results from the policy-Delphi study Rossella Palomba / Pierre Dell'Anno,- 3.2. Action programs of socio-political actors. A cross-national comparision, taking account of contextual factors and opinion of the populace Alfred Bertschinger,- 3.3. Making dialogue possible: The view of Delphi panellists and citizens on female employment Adele Menneti / Maura Misiti,- 4. Gender roles,- 4.1. Family-related gender attitudes. The three dimensions: 'gender-role ideology' , 'consequences for the family' , and ' economic consuquences' Dimiter Philipov,- 4.4. Gender and Fertility - Attitudes towards gender roles and fertility behaviour Kerstin Ruckdeschel,- 5. International Solidarity and Elderly,- 5.1. Attitudes towards population ageing and older people Ronald Schoenmaeckers / Lieve Vanderleyden / Lucie Vidovicova / Marc Callens,- 5.2. Activating older workers: policies versus opinions and expectations Janina Jozwiak / Irena E. Kotowska / Anita Abramowska,- 5.3. Only fools rush in? On transition to retirement Beatrice Manea / Ladislac Rabusic / Lucie Vidovicova,- 6. Policy Implications and Conclusions,- 6.1. The Need to adapt and reform social policy: setting the stage for effective population-friendly policies Dragana Avramov / Robert Cliquet,- 6.2. Conclusions Charlotte Hohn,- Annex: PPAS-Questionnaire(s), CD-Rom
Series: European Studies of Population
Book with Other Items
Number Of Pages: 346
Published: 1st June 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.7