The family in the Mediterranean welfare state [electronic resource] / Manuela Nandini.
- London ; Portland, Ore. : Frank Cass, 2003.
1 online resource (266 p.)
- Families -- Italy.
Families -- Spain.
Welfare state -- Italy.
Welfare state -- Spain.
Family policy -- Italy.
Family policy -- Spain.
- Electronic books.
- 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 fami
- Cover; The Family in The mediterranean welfare States; Copyright; Contents; Figures and Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations & Acronyms; Introduction; Part One: Analysing Families Andthe Welfare State; 1. Welfare State and Family Models; 2. State Policies Towards the Family; Part Two: origins of State Policiestowards the Family in The authoritarian Period; Introduction: Definingfascist-era Family Models; 3. The Italian Case; 4. The Spanish Case; Part Three: The Democratic Period:a Family/kinship Solidarity model; Introduction: Theweakening of the Malebreadwinner
5. The Political and Legal Context6. Family Changes and Family Solidarity; 7. Social Policy and Social Services for the Family; 8. The Cost of Children in Policy-making Processes; Conclusion; Appendices; References; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -239) and index.
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