‘Social Investment’ or Back to ‘Familism’: The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Family and Care Policies in Italy and Spain

Margarita León, Emmanuele Pavolini

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Abstract

© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Family policies have traditionally been weak in Southern Europe. In the last two decades, however, and following a ‘catching up’ course, Spain has created new family programmes and expanded existing ones. Meanwhile, the picture for Italy during the years preceding the crisis is more of a ‘frozen landscape’. However, the diverging paths of the two countries in terms of policy reform in the years preceding the crisis do not place them in substantially different positions. The economic crisis and the austerity measures that followed have aggravated the weaknesses of family and care policies in both countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-369
JournalSouth European Society and Politics
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • Childcare
  • Economic Crisis
  • Elderly Care
  • Family Policies
  • Italy
  • Spain

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