Dossier

Families and Child Welfare

Social Inclusion
The 6th Dossier of the Social Observatory of “la Caixa” aims to provide elements for reflection on the diversity of family models in Spain and on how these can condition child welfare.

Article

Which family factors affect children’s development at school?

Social Inclusion
Diederik Boertien,Centre for Demographic Studies, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Spanish families changed significantly in the last two decades. To what point do socioeconomic factors or family structure influence children’s progress at school?
Which family factors affect children’s development at school?

Article

How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?

Social Inclusion
Joan Garcia Román,Centre for Demographic Studies (UAB);"la Caixa” Social Observatory Award for the best article in the field of Social Inclusion

When the number of female breadwinner couples increases, the division of household chores should be more equitable. Is this really true or do women continue to shoulder a greater workload?

How are household chores divided in female breadwinner couples?

Interview

“When grandparents contribute to childcare, the birth rate increases”

Social Inclusion
Aart Liefbroer,sociologist and researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute
Do we reproduce the behaviour of our parents? Aart Liefbroer talks to us about the intergenerational transmission of demographic behaviour.
“When grandparents contribute to childcare, the birth rate increases”

Review

Inequality: The Costs to Families

Social Inclusion
Frances Goldscheider,University Professor of Sociology, emerita, Brown University
How do economic problems affect family stability? The books reviewed tackle changes in gender roles at work and the instability generated by socioeconomic inequality.
Inequality: The Costs to Families