The modern family is no longer defined as two biological parents and 2.5 children, and the traditional “parents caring for children-then children caring for parents” model for achieving success and well-being throughout life is no longer
self-evident nor, often, even logistically possible . Faced with the retreat of the welfare state and market developments, however, success and security are increasingly a family responsibility. Key questions related to the family
- How should care arrangements be reshaped in order to enhance the sustainability of family solidarity in the face of the retreat of the welfare state?
- What kind of support networks, multiple identities and responsibility values are needed to create sustainable positive spillover between care and work?
- How can vicious cycles of decentralization of care arrangements be avoided and instead replaced with sustainable self-governing caring communities?