Family and social policies (2016/2017)

Course code
4S000948
Credits
12
Coordinator
Paola Di Nicola
Teaching is organised as follows:
Unit Credits Academic sector Period Academic staff
SOCIOLOGIA DELLA FAMIGLIA 6 SPS/08-SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION Sem. IB Paola Di Nicola
POLITICA SOCIALE 6 SPS/07-GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Sem. IA (31.10.16 sosp.lezioni), Sem. IB Sergio Cecchi

Learning outcomes

The course aims to give the students critical tools for reading and interpretation of the relationship between families and social policies, taking as analysis perspective the role of women. In a mediterranean model of welfare system, which is anchored and has played on the family as a private producer of goods and services of 'public importance' (with a strong impact on the level of welfare of the community), the trends of change in families change their social role. The families face increasing difficulties in carrying out their duties of care.

Syllabus

An analysis of economic, social, cultural and political factors will be developed to focus the dynamics of the social change. In particular it stands out as the most significant changes of the status of women have changed the forms and family relations. The status of women, in particular what is called the unfinished revolution by Esping-Andersen, is the key to understanding the one hand the growing difficulty of making family and bear children, and on the other how to create a welfare system more fair, efficient and supportive from the fulfillment of women's revolution.
The course will comment on the most relevant ISTAT reports on fertility, birth, marriage, family and female condition.


Assessment methods and criteria

exam oral

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Paola Di Nicola Famiglia: sostantivo plurale. Nuovi orizzonti e vecchi problemi (Edizione 2) Franco Angeli 2017 9788891759672
Esping Andersen La rivoluzione incompiuta Il Mulino 2011
S. Moller Okin Le donne e la giustizia (Edizione 1999) Dedalo 1999