FES | Federación Española de Sociología

XII Congreso de la FES

Family policies and subjective child wellbeing

GT 17 Sociología de la Infancia

Almudena Moreno Mínguez (Univeridad de Valladolid)
Enrique Crespo Ballesteros (Universidad de Valladolid)


Sesión de comunicaciones orales Franja 3 : Infancia, Escuela y Familia
Responsable(s): Manuel Baelo Álvarez (Uniersidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia)
Tipo de sesión: Sesión de comunicaciones orales
Día: viernes, 1 de julio de 2016
Hora: 09:00 a 10:45
Lugar: 001

The article proposes an innovative analyse for cross-national variation in the subjective child wellbeing introducing new indicators and measures. This dimension addresses the issue of welfare support to parents and child early education. The question of this research is to what extend family policies can explain the variability of subjective child wellbeing components in different European countries. Thus, this paper explores the possible relationship between subjective child wellbeing and family policy through the review of the literature and international comparative indicators of subjective child wellbeing. In order to get this objective we have elaborated two indexes: the index of subjective child wellbeing and family index. Data for HBSC for the first index and data from OCDE family Database is used to build these indicators. We will base our analysis on family policy and child subjective wellbeing indicators using data from the OECD Family Database and the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). We found that the index of child subjective wellbeing is comparatively higher in those countries where family policies are more generous in the areas of preschool education, family services, family spending and duration of paid parental leave.


Palabras clave: Subjective child well-being, family policies, satisfaction