Families of Disabled Children in Lombardy, Between Resources and Needs

The chilDfam project, curated by Nicoletta Balbo and Giulia Cappellaro of the Department of Social and Political Sciences (with the collaboration of Danilo Bolano of Bocconi's Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy), which won funding from the Fondazione Cariplo, aims precisely at identifying these mismatches between supply of care services and actual needs, focusing on Lombardy. The multidisciplinary approach that will be adopted to arrive at the goal, that is, combining quantitative and qualitative methodologies, makes it complex, but also particularly scientifically sound. For the first time, the effects of childhood disability on families will be comprehensively investigated, taking advantage of demography, sociology, social network studies, health services research, and computational social science.


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