• Sabine AndresenEmail author
  • Martina Richter
Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 5)


Parenthood has become a focus of political attention throughout our modern welfare-state societies. As economic resources become more limited, attention is shifting toward how families may contribute to the development of society as a whole and the duties they have to fulfill when rearing their children. Frequently, particular doubt is cast upon the parental competencies of families of low socioeconomic status, with the greatest concern addressing the behavior of single parent mothers or unemployed fathers. However, policymakers and the media always focus on individual behavior, thereby masking the social and, above all, the economic framing conditions of parental failure and lack of well-being.


Parental Involvement Migration Background Labor Market Policy Parental Competency Childcare Worker 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IDeA - Center for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk Goethe University Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Social Work, Education and Sport Science (ISBS)University of VechtaVechtaGermany

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