Introduction

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

Abstract

In recent years, there has been extensive research into the subject of changes in the family, particularly into family structures and typologies, demographic and economic dynamics, the repercussions of the progressive entry of women into the workplace and the different family policies enacted by the various welfare states. In fact, the family has taken on a key role in comparative economic and sociological theory since the 1980s (Castles 1998; Esping Andersen 2009; Ferrera 2005). However, the conceptualisation and empirical research into the topic of ‘family well-being’ (McKeown and Sweeney 2001), within the area of family change and well-being, is a topic which has barely been analysed in sociological and economic treatises on the family (Jordan 2008).

Keywords

Child Poverty Family Policy Welfare Regime Lone Parenthood Family Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of ValladolidSegoviaSpain

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