Families in the economic crisis

PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Katrin Gasior

PROJECT TEAM AT THE EUROPEAN CENTRE

Katrin Gasior, Pieter Vanhuysse

EXTERNAL PROJECT CO-ORDNIATOR

Sonja Blum, Austrian Institute for Family Studies (Austria)

AIMS

Together with its partner from the Austrian Institue for Family Studies at the University of Vienna and individual family policy experts such as Mary Daly (University of Oxford) and Tatiana Rakar (Slovenian Social Protection Institute), the European Centre has won a bid for research funding from the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, for a project entitled ‘Families in the Economic Crisis: Mapping Policy Responses in 10 European Member States’.The Centre will mainly take charge of tasks 3 and 8 within this project.

ACTIVITIES/MILESTONES

Task 3 will involve the use of EU-SILC survey data to provide evidence for each of the countries studied, specifically to identify household types including lone parents, couple families and extended families, and to explore various working patterns and work arrangements of the parents.

Task 8 will synthetize the main lessons learnt from all country case studies in the project. Bearing in mind the different institutional and socio-political settings across the major models of welfare in Europe, it will also derive larger conclusions for family policy design and family welfare during and after crisis periods.

PROJECT DURATION

2014/07 – 2015/05

FUNDED BY

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions