Come la famiglia sostiene il mondo del lavoro

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] How the family supports the world of work

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Today the family is considered a burden on the economy as it constrains the work and mobility decisions of its members, prevents women from achieving work, weighs on women and stresses women, condemns people to social immobility , obliges the State and companies to take legislative measures and measures capable of supporting family-work reconciliation, reduces the business reality to family businesses, which cause growing economic instability, due to the exhaustion of the family business lines , due to the rarefaction of parental networks. The economic world therefore seems to remember the family only in terms of consumption; it is actually little known and recognized in its capacity and activity as a regulating subject and market structuring agent. Starting from these provocative elements, the objective of this contribution is to answer a fundamental question: if and how the family supports the world of work. The underlying hypothesis is the following: the more the family has the characteristics of stability, commitment and the reciprocal gift between sexes and generations, the more it is able to perform this function of support and to generate goods for the members of the family and for people in networks around. This hypothesis will therefore be subject to verification of the following analysis, structured around some fundamental themes: the conflict existing between the family and work environment, the direction of this conflict and the role played by the family; the influence of the family reality in determining the orientations at work, the values, the career choices; the distinctive features, the strengths / weaknesses of family businesses and elements of perfectibility of this entrepreneurial structure.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] How the family supports the world of work
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa famiglia come risorsa della società
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • conflict theory
  • family
  • family companies
  • intergenerational transmission
  • work
  • work orientations


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