Research Institute on Population and Social Policies



In the last fifty years the Italian population has undergone profound and radical structural changes connected to some major transformations of the national demographic context: the fall in the birth rate and fertility; new models of family formation; the aging of the population; the evolution of the role of women in society and the growth of foreign immigration. These are some of the main thematic areas addressed in the five reports drawn up by the multidisciplinary research team of the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council and carried out within the collaboration agreement stipulated with the Department for Family policies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

The objective of the Agreement envisaged the in-depth elaboration of the information framework on family policies in Italy and in Europe. In particular, the project aimed to examine the analysis of socio-cultural and anthropological changes that have occurred in the relationship between family models and reproductive models; the evaluation of the condition and effectiveness of the interventions aimed at responding to the prospects of fertility and the social needs of families of immigrant origin.

Ratio 1 - The European and Italian demographic context and the new family reality
Massimiliano Crisci, Maria Girolama Caruso, Frank Heins and Giuseppe Gesano

Ratio 2 - Family and demographic policies in Europe and Italy
Luca Di Censi, Stefano degli Uberti, Andrea Pelliccia and Mattia Vitiello

Ratio 3 - The impact of family and demographic policies in Europe
Corrado Bonifazi and Angela Paparusso

Ratio 4 - Families and reproduction. Socio-cultural models of behavior on fertility
Stefano degli Uberti and Andrea Pelliccia

Ratio 5 - Immigrant families, of foreign and mixed origins
Alessio Buonomo, Salvatore Strozza and Mattia Vitiello

Final relation

The demographic crisis. Families and fertility in Italy: policies and the European context, special issue of The Review of Social Policies, 4/2019. Curated by Corrado Bonifazi, Stefano degli Uberti, Andrea Pelliccia and Salvatore Strozza.
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Corrado Bonifazi and Angela Paparusso, Low fertility? Not just an Italian problemNeodemos, Population, Society and Policies, 11 December 2018.

Joseph Gesano, Reproduction in Italy and its regions in the context of demographic dynamics in Europe, Irpps publishing

Joint Workshop on Family as a Hub for Social Policies 9 -11 October 2019 Rome
On the occasion of the international Workshop, the Exective Summary was distributed which collects the main results of the project: "Family and demographic policies: the European context and the Italian situation"

Visit by the Minister for Equal Opportunities and the Family, Elena Bonetti, to the Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies

Hearing of Corrado Bonifazi before the Social Affairs Commission of the Chamber as part of the delegation law of the Government to reorganize and strengthen the measures in support of dependent children through the single allowance and the single dowry for services.
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The Bill C. 687 presented on 4 June 2018 was transformed into Law no. 46 (1 April 2021), approved on 21 July 2020 and published in the Official Gazette no. 82 of 6 April 2021
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