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    Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe (RESCuE): Concept, Objectives and Work. Packages of an EU FP 7 Project


    Gray, Jane and Promberger, Markus and Huws, Urusla and Dagdeviren, Hulya and Meier, Lars and Sowa, Frank and Boost, Maria and Athanasiou, Athena and Aytekin, Attila and Arnal, Maria and Capucha, Luis and de Castro, Carlos and Faliszek, Krystyna and Łęcki, Krzysztof and Mandrysz, Withold and Petraki, Georgia and Revilla, Juan Carlos and Şengül, Tank and Słania, Barbara and Tennberg, Monica and Vuojala-Magga, Terhi and Wódz, Kazimiera (2014) Patterns of Resilience during Socioeconomic Crises among Households in Europe (RESCuE): Concept, Objectives and Work. Packages of an EU FP 7 Project. Working Paper. The Research Institute for Federal Employment Agency.

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    Abstract

    Since 2008, Europe has been shaken by an ongoing crisis. If relevant parts of populations are exposed to socioeconomic risks, it is a distinctive characteristic of European political ethics that they must not be left alone, but should be subject to support and solidarity by budget support policy, economic development policies and social policy at different levels. But, in analogy with medical and psychological findings, some parts of the vulnerable population, although experiencing the same living conditions as others, are developing resilience, which in our context means that they perform social, economic and cultural practices and habits which protect them from suffer and harm and support sustainable patterns of coping and adaption. This resilience to socioeconomic crises at household levels is the focus of the project. It can consist of identity patterns, knowledge, family or community relations, cultural and social as well as economic practices, be they formal or informal. Welfare states, labour markets and economic policies at both macro or meso level form the context or ‘environment’ of those resilience patterns. For reasons of coping with the crisis without leaving the common ground of the implicit European social model (or the unwritten confession to the welfare state) under extremely bad monetary conditions in many countries, and for reasons of maintaining quality of life and improving social policy, it is a highly interesting perspective to learn from emergent processes of resilience development and their preconditions. Thus, the main questions are directed at understanding patterns and dimensions of resilience at micro-/household level in different types of European member and neighbour states accounting for regional varieties, relevant internal and external conditions and resources as well as influences on these patterns by social, economic or labour market policy as well as legal regulations.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: Patterns; Resilience; Socioeconomic Crises; Households; Europe; RESCuE; Concept; Objectives; Work; EU FP7 Project;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 9147
    Depositing User: Dr. Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2018 17:02
    Journal or Publication Title: IAB Forschungsbericht 5
    Publisher: The Research Institute for Federal Employment Agency
    Refereed: Yes
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