Research carried out in cooperation with the Catholic University Centre for Family Studies and Research in Milan (UNICATT), the study explores the issue of intergenerational solidarity within the family and is divided into two phases. The first is national in scope (Intergenerational Solidarity within the Family in Spain), while the second takes a comparative look at the same research conducted in Italy (Intergenerational Solidarity within the Family: a comparative study between Italy and Spain).
The objective of the first phase was to determine the state of intergenerational relations and activities among Spanish residents aged 66-74.
To accomplish this, 600 face-to-face interviews were carried out at a national level (including the Balearic and Canary Islands) using a closed-structured questionnaire with 100 questions.
The results of the study are being used to write a number of scientific articles for international publications and were presented at the 13th Conference of the European Sociological Association, which took place in Athens from 29 August to 1 September 2017.
The preliminary results were also published in newsletter 13 of the European Sociological Association’s Research Network, an international network of family sociologists.