The Myth of Mediterranean Familism

  title={The Myth of Mediterranean Familism},
  author={In{\'e}s Calzada and Clem Brooks},
ABSTRACTThis article seeks to re-open the consensus concerning the interrelationship between family values and public support for government versus private family provision. We offer new results from analyses of 2001 data from the International Social Survey Programme for a wide range of countries and world regions. Refining conventional scholarly wisdom, Southern European publics' have high levels of traditional family values, but mainly in contrast to other European countries; familism is… CONTINUE READING


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