The emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has led the Italian government to run the risk of strengthening the still too-widespread welfare regime that delegates to families the answers to social needs, taking for granted their willingness to do so. Through data from the first wave of a longitudinal research project entitled “The family at the time of Covid-19” (N = 2985), it has been possible to highlight a certain disagreement on the capacity of the government to support families effectively during the most critical period of the pandemic in Italy (March-April 2020), despite entrusting them with several crucial tasks and functions. Data show also that to feel supported by the government as a family is closely related to an optimistic vision of the future and the belief in the possibility that families can contribute to social change. This result suggests that participants are geared to a subsidiary welfare regime, in which families, with support from government, play a crucial role as actors of social change.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The family impact of government policies during the covid-19 pandemic in Italy: are families asking for subsidiarity?|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||STUDI DI SOCIOLOGIA|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- impatto familiare
- politiche familiari