Social Indicators Research Series

Family Well-Being

European Perspectives

Editors: Moreno Minguez, Almudena (Ed.)

  • This book focuses on the comparative analyse of family and well-being, a dimension which literature has not covered till the present in a European perspective.

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About this book

In the international literature there is a broad scope for comparative research on the welfare regime, family change and gender relations, but we have no book that comprehensively collects the main research that has been conducted from the perspective of family well-being. Thus, this volume focuses on the comparative analyse of family and well-being in a European perspective, a dimension which literature has not covered till the present.


This book collects the researches done in Europe on family well-being and compares family change and well-being in different institutional and cultural contexts. It takes a deeper look at early evidence of family well-being and presents a compilation of findings from the main researchers on this topic.


A broad range of topics is covered from the theorizing of children’s well-being to the development of specific measures of family well-being. The book also outlines pivotal methodological and conceptual issues. A distinguished, international group of researchers provide insights into the dynamics of family change and well-being, using indicators as a means to confront new phenomena as well as to bridge data and theory.

About the authors

Almudena Moreno took a PhD in Sociology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2004 and is professor in sociology at the University of Valladolid. She specialised in family issues, welfare state, public policy and comparative research on gender. She has been visiting researcher at the universities of Oxford (United Kingdom), McGill (Canada), Göteborg (Sweden), Stirling (United Kingdom), Turin (Italy) and Chicago (EE.UU). Currently she is taking part in two European projects on equality policies on gender and youth. She is also a member in AREA, where she is developing her work as researcher in different European projects. Her research work has been recognized with the International Award for Young Sociologists, given by the International Sociological Association in 1998; an award of research given by the Fundación Acción Familiar, in 2004 and the extraordinary award of Ph.D. in 2006.

She has published numerous books and articles. Her last publications include: (2009): "Gender, Equality and Quality of Life: Examples of Best Practices from Nine European Cities" in: Community Quality-of Life Indicators, V.2, Best Cases, edited by Philips, Rhonda; Rahtz, Don R.; (2009): "Family and gender roles in Spain from a comparative perspective", European Societies Journal; (2009): "Gender Roles, Family Policies and Dilemmas of the Work and Family Life Balance in Spain from a Comparative European Framework", Journal of Societal & Social Policy.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The book is structured around four major parts, with a total of 14 chapters. … This book is highly recommended as required reading for a wide range of quality of life researchers, students as well as members of the government or non-government organizations. It can be taken as a reference book for researchers in this field of study. Its content in qualitative and quantitative data gives the volume a special strength.” (Marta Ortega Gaspar, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 9, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mínguez, Almudena Moreno

    Pages 1-6

  • Conceptualizing Family Well-Being

    Zimmerman, Shirley L.

    Pages 9-25

  • Social Quality, the Quality of Life and Parents with Young Children in Europe

    Abbott, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 27-51

  • Child Poverty and Child Well-Being in Italy in a Comparative Framework

    Boca, Daniela Del (et al.)

    Pages 55-72

  • Child Well-Being and Lone Parenthood Across the OECD

    Chapple, Simon

    Pages 73-100

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4354-0
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4353-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8208-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family Well-Being
Book Subtitle
European Perspectives
Editors
  • Almudena Moreno Minguez
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
49
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4354-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4354-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4353-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8208-1
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 308
Topics