Attitudinal Parental Childcare Options in South Europe. the Case of Spain.

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 09:30
Oral Presentation
Almudena MORENO MINGUEZ, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Valladolid, Segovia, Spain
Marta ORTEGA-GASPAR, University of Málaga, Spain
Carlos GAMERO-BURÓN, University of Málaga, Spain
The present study analyses the most desirable parental childcare options when having children under six years old at home in Spain using the ISSP 2012 Data base. The analysis carried out offers a variety of preferences towards the different family models and interesting contradictory attitudes that seem to be resolved through preferences towards a ‘hybrid’ or ‘adaptive’ family model. This model could be understood as an indicator of the strategies that spanish families are developing as a result of the transitional process under which they are living. It is confirmed that the traditional culture exerts greater influence at the ideal level than the modern one. The analyses allows to identify the determinants of family model preferences for both, men and women and for the age groups considered.