In the last fifty years the Italian population has undergone profound and radical structural changes connected to major transformations in the national demographic context: the decrease in the birth rate and fertility in general; new models of family formation; the aging of the population; the change of the role of women in society and the increase in foreign immigration. These are some of the main thematic areas addressed in the five reports compiled 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 aim of the agreement was the elaboration, in a comprehensive and in-depth approach, of an informative framework on family policies in Italy and in Europe. In particular, the project aimed at the analysis of socio-cultural and anthropological changes that occurred in the relationship between family models and reproductive models; the evaluation of the conditions and effectiveness of interventions aimed at responding to fertility prospects, and the social needs of families of immigrant origin.
Report 1 – The European and Italian demographic context and the new family reality
Massimiliano Crisci, Maria Girolama Caruso, Frank Heins and Giuseppe Gesano
Report 2 – Family and demographic policies in Europe and Italy
Luca Di Censi, Stefano degli Uberti, Andrea Pelliccia and Mattia Vitiello
Report 3 – The impact of family and demographic policies in Europe
Corrado Bonifazi and Angela Paparusso
Report 4 – Families and reproduction. Socio-cultural models of fertility behaviour
Stefano degli Uberti and Andrea Pelliccia
Report 5 – Immigrant families of foreign and mixed origin
Alessio Buonomo, Salvatore Strozza and Mattia Vitiello
Alessio Buonomo; Maria Girolama Caruso; Massimiliano Crisci; Stefano degli Uberti; Luca Di Censi; Giuseppe Gesano; Frank Heins; Angela Paparusso; Andrea Pelliccia; Giovanni Battista Sgritta; Salvatore Strozza; Mattia Vitiello.
La Crisi demografica. Famiglie e fecondità in Italia: politiche e contesto europeo” (The demographic crisis. Families and fertility in Italy: politics and the European context), special issue of La Rivista delle Politiche Sociali, 4/2019, edited by Corrado Bonifazi, Stefano degli Uberti, Andrea Pelliccia and Salvatore Strozza.
Corrado Bonifazi & Angela Paparusso, Bassa fecondità? Un problema non solo italiano. Neodemos, Popolazione Società e Politiche, 11 December 2018,
Giuseppe Gesano, La riproduzione in Italia e nelle sue regioni nel quadro delle dinamiche demografiche in Europa, 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 Executive Summary was distributed that summarises the principal results of the project: “Family and demographic policies: European context and Italian reality”
Hearing of Corrado Bonifazi before the Social Affairs Commission of the Chamber of Parliament as part of the law to reorganise and strengthen the measures in support of dependent children through a single allowance and a single endowment for services.
The proposed law 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 Gazzetta Ufficiale no. 82 of 6 April 2021
Text of the Law: https://www.gazzettaufficiale.it/eli/gu/2021/04/06/82/sg/pdf