This manuscript examines the process of policy-making in the work–family field in Italy and outlines the main changes in the way work–family policy has been framed and pursued. The overall objective is to investigate to what extent discourse has concurred to produce policy change. In this regard, following previous literature, the focus is on the kind of change in the three components of policy that have been brought about in the following domains: leave schemes, childcare provision and flexible working arrangements. Insights from the Italian case deliver substantive inputs to international scholars, policy-makers and practitioners as regards the nature and extent of factors preventing change in national policy settings. In addition, results help to promote discussion and identify the ways and tools that could overcome the risk of policy failure and contribute to foster suitable and effective work–family strategies and policy frameworks.

Riva, E., Familialism reoriented: continuity and change in work–family policy in Italy, <<COMMUNITY, WORK & FAMILY>>, 2016; 2016 (19): 21-42. [doi:10.1080/13668803.2015.1024610] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65877]

Familialism reoriented: continuity and change in work–family policy in Italy

Riva, Egidio
2015

Abstract

This manuscript examines the process of policy-making in the work–family field in Italy and outlines the main changes in the way work–family policy has been framed and pursued. The overall objective is to investigate to what extent discourse has concurred to produce policy change. In this regard, following previous literature, the focus is on the kind of change in the three components of policy that have been brought about in the following domains: leave schemes, childcare provision and flexible working arrangements. Insights from the Italian case deliver substantive inputs to international scholars, policy-makers and practitioners as regards the nature and extent of factors preventing change in national policy settings. In addition, results help to promote discussion and identify the ways and tools that could overcome the risk of policy failure and contribute to foster suitable and effective work–family strategies and policy frameworks.
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Riva, E., Familialism reoriented: continuity and change in work–family policy in Italy, <<COMMUNITY, WORK & FAMILY>>, 2016; 2016 (19): 21-42. [doi:10.1080/13668803.2015.1024610] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/65877]
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