Making Dialog Possible

The View of Delphi Panellists and Citizens on Female Employment
  • Adele Menniti
  • Maura Misiti
Part of the European Studies of Population book series (ESPO, volume 16/2)


The chapter analyses comparatively the results of a policy Delphi study on gender roles, family and fertility, as well as ageing, conducted in 15 European countries and the results of the Population Policy Acceptance Study (PPAS) examining preferences and attitudes of European citizens on the same topics. The comparative analysis focuses on female employment; the sources utilised are the national Delphi reports and some synthesis reports drafted within the DIALOG project. The analysis underlines interesting insights showing both convergence and differences among citizens and opinion leaders. In fact, while in some cases policy actions proposed by the Delphi panellists are in line with citizens’ values and preferences, in others their policy priorities indicated a certain distance with the lifestyles preferred by the population.


Gender roles Work-life balance Policy delphi Female labour force participation 


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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adele Menniti
    • 1
  • Maura Misiti
  1. 1.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheIstituto di ricerche sulla Popolazione e le Politiche SocialiItaly

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