Families in Economically Hard Times: Experiences and Coping Strategies in Europe

Vida Cesnuityte
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Gerardo Meil
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Product Details
14 Nov 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
240 pages - 152 x 229mm
The purpose of the edited collection Families in Economically Hard Times: Experiences and Coping Strategies in Europe is to provide readers with unique sociological knowledge on European families' experiences and behavioural strategies a decade after economic crisis of the 21st century. 

The particular importance of the topic is conditioned by the reality the last economic crisis created. This new reality has diverted from the previous; and as new phenomena emerge new coping strategies must also be created, as the old may not necessarily work. Hardships, functional solidarity, and issues of vital human needs - including practices of co-residence, sharing of money, food acquisition - have been explored in Families in Economically Hard Times: Experiences and Coping Strategies in Europe. 

Prominent scholars from Europe have joined efforts and, based on their latest researches, seek to answer the question: how challenges emerged during recent economically hard times influenced way of life of European families? The scholars of this book have used quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to create a varied and all rounded approach to answering this very question.
Introduction; Vida Česnuitytė, & Gerardo Meil 
Part I. Economic Hardships Experienced By Families 
Chapter 1. What Are The Family Characteristics That Better Help To Cope With The Economic Crisis? Evidence From A Large Population Survey In Italy; Sara Mazzucchelli, & Miriam Parise 
Chapter 2. Social Inequality And Intergenerational Solidarity In European Welfare States; Ronny König, Bettina Isengard, & Marc Szydlik 
Chapter 3. The Influence Of Children On Inequality In Employment Between Men And Women: The Case Of Spain; Diego Dueñas Fernández, & Almudena Moreno Mínguez 
Chapter 4. Material Deprivation And Personal Wellbeing Of Single Mothers In Lithuania; Aušra Maslauskaitė, & Ernesta Platukytė 
Part II. Families’ Strategies Against Economic Hardships 
Chapter 5. Expectations And Reality Of Support Sharing Within Personal Networks In Economically Hard Time: The Case Of Lithuania; Vida Česnuitytė, & Eric D. Widmer 
Chapter 6. Deprivation And Transfers Between Three Generations: A Regional Analysis Across Europe; Christian Deindl, & Martina Brandt 
Chapter 7. Here To Stay? Intergenerational Spatial Proximity In Europe; Bettina Isengard, Ronny König, & Marc Szydlik 
Chapter 8. Below The Breadline: Families And Food In Austerity Britain; Rebecca O’Connell, Abigail Knight, & Julia Brannen 
Chapter 9. Mothering And Food Acquisition In Times Of Austerity: Individual Versus Collaborative Responses In The UK And Italy; Benedetta Cappellini, Vicki Harman, Alessandra Marilli, & Elizabeth Parsons 
Conclusions: Lives Of Families In Face Of Economic Crisis In Europe; Gerardo Meil, & Vida Česnuitytė
Dr. Vida Česnuitytė is Associated Professor of the Sociology at Mykolas Romeris University. Over fifteen years in various positions participate in research projects. Main research interests concern family conceptualization, family practices, family quality life, social policy, and social research methods. 
Prof. Gerardo Meil is Professor at Atonomous University of Madrid, and President of the European Society on Family Relations. His research fields include family lives, balancing working and private lives, gender studies, domestic violence, new family forms, job mobility, social policies and family policies.

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