Family Well-Being

European Perspectives

  • Almudena Moreno Minguez

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Almudena Moreno Mínguez
    Pages 1-6
  3. Approaches to the Study of Family Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Shirley L. Zimmerman
      Pages 9-25
  4. Family, Child Poverty and Well-Being

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Daniela Del Boca, Anna Laura Mancini
      Pages 55-72
  5. Work Family Balance and Gender

  6. Youth, Elder, Migration and Social Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Frédérique Hoffmann, Manfred Huber, Ricardo Rodrigues
      Pages 243-260
    3. Antonio López Peláez, Sagrario Segado Sánchez-Cabezudo
      Pages 277-301
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-306

About this book


This ground-breaking work plugs a yawning gap in the methods developed by social scientists to measure ‘well-being’, which to date have not featured a targeted measure of this variable for family groups. As Southern European societies crack under the strain of austerity programs imposed as a response to the current financial crisis, measuring the well-being of families is becoming an ever more urgent task. The contributors call for the gathering of data on a more broad-based definition of the family that accounts for social changes in recent decades. These changes have been seismic, with dramatic increases in globalization, population aging, labor force restructuring, increases in participation by mothers in the labor force, and single-parent families. This greater diversity in family structure makes the proposals put forward here a welcome addition to the debate, advocating a more inclusive understanding of how various families are impacted by the influences of social change, and arguing that these indices are essential to guide research, policy development, resource allocation and social evaluation.


Child Poverty Comparative Research Elderly Enpowerment Europe Family Family Policy Family Well-being Family change Gender Gender Euity Gender Roles Household Labour Income Support Parent Child Relations Social Indicators Social Work Sole Parents Transition to Adulthood Welfare Regimes Well-Being Working Parents

Editors and affiliations

  • Almudena Moreno Minguez
    • 1
  1. 1.Palazuelos de EresmaSpain

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