Name:Comprehensive research of the situation of families and seniors
Project leader:Mgr. Jana Paloncyová, Ph.D.
Team member:Mgr. Jana Barvíková, Ph.D. , Ing. Sylva Höhne , PhDr. Věra Kuchařová, CSc. , Mgr. Olga Nešporová, Ph.D. , PhDr., Mgr. Kamila Svobodová, Ph.D. , Mgr. et Mgr. Lucie Žáčková
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Start of project:2018
End of project:2022
Project recipient:Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs
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Description:The aim of the project is to gather comprehensive information on families and seniors, thus providing quality and up-to-date data for the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) which is comparable in terms of time and the international context. The research focuses, on an annual basis, on specific types of families via specific so-called “probes”. The families are selected on the basis of an agreement with the contracting authority (MoLSA). The main subjects of interest consist of e.g. the socio-economic situation of families (including housing and the use of the tax and benefit systems, the economic activity rates of family members and the risk of poverty), the reconciliation of family and working life, intergenerational solidarity, the use of social and other services, socialisation in the family, care for dependent persons in the family, the perception of social measures aimed at supporting families, especially those with young children and seniors, etc. In addition, the conducting of the sample surveys of selected families will include the pilot verification of the sampling methodology which will enable the repetition of the survey and the comparison of different types of families while fully recognising their specific characteristics. The results of the project are used for the purposes of the periodic Family Report and for the updating of the MoLSA Family Policy Concept and specific pro-family measures. The results are also available to other state and local government bodies and family support organisations. In 2018, the “probes” targeted families with three or more children and reconstituted families. In 2019, attention shifted to single parents. In 2020, the topic was childlessness and the life of homoparental families. In 2021, research focuses on complete families.