Previously, when developmental psychology generally meant child psychology, the parenting phenomenon was hardly observed. After developmental psychology became a lifetime phenomenon, parenting was studied in all developmental stages.
Author: Zvjezdan Penezic
Parental behavior and the experience of parenthood have been areas of study worldwide for the last hundred years (and in Croatia for about forty years). Researchers started with the exploration of parental behavior and parenting styles, but a few decades later the research was broadened to include the experience of parenthood. Previously, when developmental psychology generally meant child psychology, the parenting phenomenon was hardly observed. After developmental psychology became a lifetime phenomenon, parenting was studied in all developmental stages. However, the first phase of parenting is still dominant in research. This fact is reflected in the contents of this monograph, which is a representative of Croatia's most important theoretical and empirical research. The results of some of the research included have had a significant impact on social institutions that deal with issues of family, education and health. Special characteristics in the above mentioned research are: a) Earlier research, which was conducted mainly among mothers, was recently replaced by studies that include joint maternal and paternal influences and their distinct impact on the development of children as well as the effects of parental conflicts on the psychosocial functioning of children. b) Research of parenting and parenthood using a recent theoretical approach to parenting as well as the theory based research designs. c) Critical observations about the shortcomings in published research are presented while future directions of research are proposed.
Parenthood and parenting in Croatia: A developmental and socio-cultural perspective. Nova Science Publishers. Majstorović, I. (2013). Promoting intergenerational solidarity in Croatian family law system: In search of coherent and ...
Author: Isabelle Albert
Category: Family & Relationships
This book which has been created in the framework of the EU-funded COST Action INTERFASOL brings together researchers from 22 INTERFASOL countries, who frame intergenerational family solidarity in the specific historical, cultural, social and economic context of their own country. Integrating different perspectives from social and political sciences, economics, communication, health and psychology, the book offers country-specific knowledge and new insights into family relations, family values and family policies across Europe. Praise for Families and Family Values in Society and Culture: "This comprehensive study of families in Europe reveals the strength and variation in family solidarity and values. By drawing together detailed descriptions of continuity and change, Families and Family Values in Society and Culture provides a fascinating account of the social and cultural contexts that shape European family life. The case studies of families in different European countries compare demographic and welfare regimes to consider the challenges facing generations in Europe and responses to these. The book is an invaluable resource for researchers studying family life and inter-generational solidarity." Clare Holdsworth Professor of Social Geography Keele University "This book is based on the testimony of experts, each of them proposing analyses which are specific to their own society. It provides an opportunity for the reader to take a new look at the evolution of intergenerational solidarity in 22 countries, whose wealth, welfare systems, and demographic situations, as well as recent events (wars, migratory movements, …) offer specific challenges. It adopts the perspective of the insider to shed light not only on culture and values in each country, but also on conflicts between tradition and modernity, and between subcultures in the same society. The book thus allows better understanding of changes in intergenerational and gender relations, and the variety of solutions implemented or suggested to promote more satisfactory expressions of intergenerational solidarity for the next decade. Families and Family Values in Society and Culture provides an invaluable contribution for cross-cultural and social sciences researchers interested in understanding how different forms of solidarity arise from family and social dynamics." Anne Marie Fontaine Professor of Psychology University of Porto
Author: UNICEF Innocenti Research CentrePublish On: 2015-12-15
... Children in Croatia showed that about a half of the surveyed parents consider experts (such as paediatricians and kindergarten teachers) as the best sources of counselling support in matters of parenthood and child development, ...
Author: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Publisher: United Nations
Category: Political Science
In keeping with the spirit of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, family and parenting support is increasingly recognized as an important part of national social policies and social investment packages aimed at reducing poverty, decreasing inequality and promoting positive parental and child well-being. Over the past 15 to 20 years, different models of family-related services have evolved in different parts of the world. Much less documented is what drives the development of national policies and programmes in low- and middle-income countries and how the provision of family and parenting support impacts on child and adolescent well-being in these contexts. The publication aims to build the evidence base on what kind of family and parenting support works, under what conditions and for whom in order to promote child well-being in different national contexts. Case studies are included from: Belarus, Chile, China, Croatia, England, Jamaica, The Philippines, South Africa, and Sweden.
Those different policies also contribute to creating the 'fatherhood regimes' that include norms, rights, ... in this space consists of Croatia and Italy, with comparatively low public benefits for parents and 'prohibitionist' rules on ...
Author: Trudie Knijn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Category: Political Science
Family law, gender equality, care arrangements and the consequences of demographic change have long been on the agenda of the European Union. However, these are coloured by national and cultural factors more than any other disputes, and form a barrier to the equalising of status for European citizens. Using an interdisciplinary approach, and bringing together law scholars, political scientists and sociologists, this book looks at the implications of the categorisation of identity in the European Union, and what they mean for the realisation of citizens’ rights throughout the EU.
Special Protection for Specific Groups A. Pregnancy and Parenthood 131. According to Article 34(1) of the Labour Act, during pregnancy, maternity and parental leave, the exercise of the right to half-time work by parents or adoptive ...
Author: Ivana Grgurev
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this monograph on Croatia not only describes and analyses the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and pervasive factors as employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. The author describes all important details of the law governing hours and wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity, employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining, industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound preliminary decisions may be based. It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with interests in Croatia, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour relations.
One of the suggested reforms is to give donors of egg and sperm legal parenthood status, which could mean that a child would have more than two parents. Sweden — Approves IVF for lesbian couples, and declares that both women should be ...
Author: Mikki Morrissette
Publisher: Be-Mondo Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
"Choosing Single Motherhood is the first comprehensive resource book available for women who have chosen, or are thinking of choosing, single motherhood. Based on extensive research, advice from child experts and family therapists, and conversations with more than one hundred “thinkers' and single mothers, this book funnels twenty-five years of hindsight into up-to-date insight on all aspects of the Choice Motherhood movement Every year thousands of professional, unmarried women debate whether to have a child; this book gives them the tools to make and responsibly execute that decision. From how to answer a child's “daddy” questions to the pros and cons of using a known donor to how the children of pioneering Choice Moms feel about the lifestyle, this book is the one resource needed by every woman who makes this decision."
Most research does not find the transition to parenthood in Croatia to be as stressful an event as it has been reported to be ... Implicit parenting values and objectives evidently reflect a mixture of traditional values of compliance, ...
Author: Constance L. Shehan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies presents a comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection of the key concepts, trends, and processes relating to the study of families and family patterns throughout the world. Offers more than 550 entries arranged A-Z Includes contributions from hundreds of family scholars in various academic disciplines from around the world Covers issues ranging from changing birth rates, fertility, and an aging world population to human trafficking, homelessness, famine, and genocide Features entries that approach families, households, and kin networks from a macro-level and micro-level perspective Covers basic demographic concepts and long-term trends across various nations, the impact of globalization on families, global family problems, and many more Features in-depth examinations of families in numerous nations in several world regions 4 Volumes www.familystudiesencyclopedia.com
The exercising of parental rights is also acknowledged; however, it is not upon parents to make the final decision regarding their daughter`s abortion. Their parental right is limited and because of that parents are bearing a ...
Although the word 'parent' in Article 7 is open to differing interpretations, Bainham puts forward a convincing case that it should be taken to refer to genetic, as opposed to social, parentage. A. Bainham, 'Parentage, Parenthood and ...
Author: Sonia Harris-Short
Publisher: Text, Cases and Materials
Category: Domestic relations
Placing key judgments and expert commentary at your fingertips, Family Law: Text, Cases, and Materials presents everything the undergraduate student needs in one volume. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors offer a detailed and authoritative exposition of family law illustrated by materials carefully selected from a wide range of sources. The book has two principal aims: to provide readers with a thorough understanding of the law relating to the family, and to do so in a way that stimulates critical reflection on that law. Readers are encouraged to consider how and why the law has developed as it has, what policies it is seeking to pursue, whether it achieves the right balance between the rights and interests of individual family members and the wider public interest, and how it operates in practice. Online Resource Centre The text is supported by a substantial Online Resource Centre, which features regular updates on the law, further reading suggestions, and revision questions to accompany each chapter. The website also features supplementary coverage on the following topics: Introduction to family law Family relationships between adults Family property and finances Domestic violence Financial and property provision for children Property and finances when relationships end Child protection
They have created a new paradigm of parenting in Croatia, promoting the idea that children need their parents and their greater affection. This kind of attachment parenting is based on emotions and first experience of parenthood.
Author: Taco Brandsen
Category: Social Science
This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete. The questions asked in the book will be the following: 1. What is the nature of social innovations? 2.What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at the local level? 3.How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urban governance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitate and hinders social innovation? We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. This analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2013 in the framework of a European project with a specific empirical research strategy. Research was carried out in 20 cities in 10 different European countries.