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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

Call for Papers: Traditional and Alternative Parenthoods: Motivations, Dilemmas, and Quality of Life

10.05.2019, by Tina Keil in call for papers

Submission deadline: July 31st, 2019

Traditional forms of parenthood are bound to matrimony and heterosexuality, non-traditional are represented by different forms of non-marital coexistence, e.g. cohabitation, separated, adoptive, professional, as well as same-sex-couple parenthood and parenthood in older age.

Amongst the effects of family transitions influencing children’s well-being are most frequently discussed: family instability, growing family complexity, economic-parental resources, health and psychological problems, parental relationship quality, parenting quality, etc. Although many data suggest that children living with their married parents are far better off than children in various non-marital arrangements a lot of researchers realize the necessity to conduct more advanced research in order to better understand the complexity of family transitions and family composition. Dynamic changes in family structure are yet not enough reflected in communities, societies, families themselves, as well as in family studies. They are as well not enough reflected in law systems in many countries.

Therefore, among the questions that need to be addressed more precisely are: What are the motivations leading to diversification of forms of parenthood, which barriers people face and what are the schemes of coping, how satisfied are they with their parenthood, how do they view their quality of life and the quality of life of their children?

HUMAN AFFAIRS invites submission of papers for VOLUME 30, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 2020 devoted to an exploration of the above topic.

Submission guidelines:

  • Please follow the guidelines for submission as stated on the website of HUMAN AFFAIRS
  • Manuscripts due: July 31, 2019 (in English)
  • All submissions should be done electronically online.

About the Issue

The special issue of the journal HUMAN AFFAIRS is published by De Gruyter, indexed in Scopus/WOS Emerging Sources Citation Index, 2Q according to SJR. This issue is edited by Miroslav Popper from the Institute for Research in Social Communication, Slovak Academy of Sciences.