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The Family in the Mediterranean Welfare States - Manuela Naldini

The Family in the Mediterranean Welfare States

Hardcover Published: 30th March 2003
ISBN: 9780714652306
Number Of Pages: 264

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This work analyses in a historical and comparative perspective the relationship between the family and the welfare state in two Mediterranean countries: Italy and Spain. Two aims form the focus of the book. Firstly, to open the black box of the family in welfare state analysis, introducing a focus on inter-generational and kin relations. Secondly, to explain why the southern welfare states have offered very low support to families with children by taking into account several factors: the legacy of fascism, the role of the Church, and the specific role played by leftist parties in defining family policy as labour policy.

List of Figures and Tablesp. vi
Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
List of Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Analysing Families and the Welfare State
Welfare State and Family Modelsp. 9
State Policies Towards the Familyp. 36
Origins of State Policies Towards the Family in the Authoritarian Period
Introduction: Defining Fascist-era Family Modelsp. 49
The Italian Casep. 55
The Spanish Casep. 75
The Democratic Period: A Family/Kinship Solidarity Model
Introduction: The Weakening of the Male Breadwinnerp. 97
The Political and Legal Contextp. 101
Family Changes and Family Solidarityp. 127
Social Policy and Social Services for the Familyp. 148
The Cost of Children in Policy-Making Processesp. 174
Conclusionp. 202
Appendicesp. 215
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 241
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ISBN: 9780714652306
ISBN-10: 071465230X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1