Family Diversity


To re-define family diversity

Objective 1 aims to advance the understanding and conceptualisation of family and family diversity through in-depth reviews of scientific literature, legal frameworks and official statistics, co-creative interaction with a “citizen panel”, and quantitative survey experiments.  


Major goals of Objective 1 are to map the diversity of family definitions, how the latter vary according to age, gender, education, migration background, LGBTQ identity, or religious orientations, and how they shape both perceptions and actual behaviour with respect to, for example, care obligations and social support more broadly.  


 How is family membership defined in family law, official statistics, and by individuals?

 How does family diversity shape people’s perceptions of relationships and expectations relating to mutual responsibility and support?