The concept of institution, one of the main issues in the social sciences, has been developed in a number of anthropological, economic, juridical, political, and sociological institutional theories. There is no overarching theory, however, to explain what institutions are for, how they are formed and why they change. This contribution will verify whether the family is still considered valid as an institution. In particular, the research questions to be addressed are: is the (marriage-based) family still considered a valid institution by Italians and Europeans? Is it possible to identify specific elements linked to a strong idea of the family? Which elements? Using data from the European Values Study (EVS) 2008-2009, an index was devised to measure the (high, medium, low) importance attributed to the family as a social institution, and its structural and cultural characteristics in both Italy and Europe 28, as well as with clusters correlated to it.
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Rivista||STEPP: SOCIALINE TEORIJA, EMPIRIJA, POLITIKA IR PRAKTIKA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2016|