La valutazione delle politiche sociali per la famiglia: alcune questioni di metodo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The evaluation of social policies for the family: some methodological questions

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The importance of evaluative research consists in the possibility that it has of allowing the reflexivity function of social policies. Starting from this assumption, the article tries to show how, in different configurations of social policy, different evaluation approaches have corresponded which have, at least in part, allowed us to understand in what sense we must move to implement programs, ever more careful to produce well-being for families. In particular, it supports the need to overcome the logic of linear evaluation schemes, which starts from a pre-understanding of the social order thus risking losing the real extent of the effects produced on family relationships. It then becomes necessary to proceed using more complex schemes, both in the planning phase of family policies, which include it, as an active subject, and in the evaluation phase. The hypothesis that is argued is that it is possible, starting from the relational approach, to construct an evaluation device that is "comprehensive" for many of the contributions that derive from the "latest generations" in the evaluation field, and that is articulated according to the ODVR sequence (Observation, Diagnosis, Evaluation, Return).
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The evaluation of social policies for the family: some methodological questions
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)267-290
Number of pages24
JournalSTUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • Modelli di valutazione
  • famiglia
  • politiche sociali

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