The Family Act, recently approved by the Italian Parliament, represents an important novelty in the Italian welfare landscape: improves paternity, maternity and parental leaves; supports parents in the cost of child care services, of sport and cultural activities; incentivizes smart working and flexitime; supports house autonomy of young couples. After decades of fragmented and residual supports to both financial and care family responsibilities, creating and reinforcing a familism by default welfare model, policies that de-familialise and “de-genderise” are welcome. Yet, if fertility together with gender equality want to be increased, time for “reproductive work” should become a pillar of citizenship rights, valorised and paid as time for “productive work”, both for women and men, and regardless the family form.

Il Family Act: una «rivoluzione» nelle politiche familiari italiane?

Solera Cristina
2022-01-01

Abstract

The Family Act, recently approved by the Italian Parliament, represents an important novelty in the Italian welfare landscape: improves paternity, maternity and parental leaves; supports parents in the cost of child care services, of sport and cultural activities; incentivizes smart working and flexitime; supports house autonomy of young couples. After decades of fragmented and residual supports to both financial and care family responsibilities, creating and reinforcing a familism by default welfare model, policies that de-familialise and “de-genderise” are welcome. Yet, if fertility together with gender equality want to be increased, time for “reproductive work” should become a pillar of citizenship rights, valorised and paid as time for “productive work”, both for women and men, and regardless the family form.
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family policy, gender equality, parenthood, youth autonomy, care
Solera Cristina
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