Il riconoscimento delle nuove forme di famiglia. Una controversa posta in gioco nella recente politica familiare in Francia

Marie-Thérèse Letablier


This paper explores how the new family forms have been taken into account in the reshaping of the French family policy. Three recent reforms are examined through the analytical frame of familialism which was one of three drivers of the family policy when it was set up in the mid-20th century. Familialism allows for a consideration of both moral, social and gender order that is on families. Firstly, change in the family law is explored in order to assess how new family life arrangements are institutionalized. Secondly, family policy responses to the new social risks resulting from change in the family life course are explored. Then policy responses to change in the gender order within the family are examined. Difficulties in implementing the policy change are discussed, highlighting the obstacles encountered by the current government as well as the gap between the objectives and their implementation.


Family Policy; Familialism; Parenthood; Work and Family Balance

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