Project details

 

Reproduction and integration of society (IVRIS)

Project Identification:MSM0021622408
Project Period:1/2005 - 12/2011
Investor:link to a new windowMinistry of Education, Youth and Sports of the CR
Programme / Project Type:Research Intents -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Social Studies
MU Investigator:Prof. PhDr. Petr Mareš, CSc.
Field:AO - Sociology, demography (A - Social sciences)
Publications/Results:more
Project Website:link to a new windowhttp://ivris.fss.muni.cz/en
Keywords:social exclusion, social inclusion, social cohesion, social reproduction, cultural reproduction, family, migration, ethnization, labour market, un/employment, urban studies, ageing, gender
Annotation

The aim of the research intention is to improve the understanding (at the level of empirical knowledge and also with the elaboration of appropriate sociological theory) of the processes that influence the demographic behaviour of the population and the reproductive strategies that influence not only the size and structure of the population but (in the form of social reproduction) maintain, deepen or weaken inadequate inequalities. This involves the identification and understanding of factors which support social cohesion (processes, mechanisms and strategies of social inclusion) or threaten it (processes and mechanisms of social exclusion); regardless of its occurrence at the level of EU, nation state, concrete localities and communities, households or individuals. It is crucial to understand how exclusive and inclusive processes are linked with biological and social reproductive strategies of families, the functioning of families, human and social capital, gender, age, ethnicity, class origin – in particular on the labour market and in relation to provisions and strategies of the welfare state.