Over the last decade, while French policy-makers have emphasized the interest of parenting as a means of developing health and social policies, very little research has targeted parents as a means of gathering information about parents’ own difficulties or needs. Using mixed methods, this street survey used a sample of 209 parents from Paris to show that their role as parents is both rewarding and difficult at the same time, especially for socially and economically underprivileged parents. The discussion contributes to a wider reflection on contemporary issues and early prevention.
- social issues
- universal prevention and targeted prevention