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Growing up, Upbringing and Education

One of the focus topics of the Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family

From nuclear families to patchwork and rainbow families or social parenthood: today, children and young people grow up with a variety of family and living arrangements. Structurally, childhood has become shorter and adolescence longer. Peer groups and new media have become increasingly important, as have the rising numbers of school and family support services. The demands placed on adolescents have increased. Young people find themselves confronted with vulnerability and precarity. The Institute addresses the issues resulting from these trends.