Families And Family Policies In Europe

Comparative Perspectives by Astrid Pfenning

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THE AIMS AnD OuTcOMES OF FAMILY POLIcIES Anita Haataja Large and small reforms in family leaves and benefits for families with small children The s and first decade of the s were important periods in terms of developing family leave and benefits policies. This article focuses on these reforms, especially in the s. family type that is little known in Europe, the large families (their structure and how they live, some of their motivations for having three or more children, etc.); 2) To assess whether family policies meet the need of large families. Families That Work demonstrates convincingly that the United States has much to learn from policies in Europe and in Canada, and that the often-repeated claim that the United States is simply “too different” to draw lessons from other countries is based largely on misperceptions about policies in other countries and about the possibility of. Across Europe and beyond, the close of the 20th century was marked by a surge of interest in the well being of families. This core institution was depicted in the media, and in political and academic debate, as a driving force for socio-economic change while also being a victim of it, in both instances presenting new challenges for governments.

Besides writing numerous peer-reviewed articles in scholarly journals, she also edited the “Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globe” (, Springer), wrote a book on “Eastern European Immigrant Families” (; Routledge), and edited a book on “Families in Eastern Europe” (; Elsevier). This best-selling text integrates the latest research and cutting-edge practice to make an evidence-based case for family policy. It uses examples from around the globe to explain how families support society and how policies support families/5. The tax burden on families was light and it was the extended family, charity, mutual societies and the Church that helped people in need and not the state. Since the s, however, working families have become enmeshed in a tax and benefits system that provides strong incentives for particular types of family structure and for particular work. This collection of articles by scholars and policy makers from 14 countries presents multidisciplinary perspectives on the formation of national policy on families. Central topics common to many of the articles include: (1) the differences between policies aimed at affecting the family and policies which have other aims but which do influence the family; (2) national Cited by:

Family Policies and Fertility in Europe Fertility policies at the intersection of gender policies, employment policies and care policies 1. Introduction Family policies have recently moved anew to the centre of European politics, when the EU summit in Barcelona passed a . 1. Weaving a common narrative: An introduction to essays on families, policy and the law in Australia. by Alan Hayes and Daryl Higgins. The collected essays in this book seek to explore some of the complexities that confront both those who frame social policy and those involved in the legal systems that intersect with child and family issues. Get an answer for 'What does each family in People of the Book teach us about the impact of families on individuals and society?' and find homework help for other People of the Book . The examples to illustrate points are good I have used Understanding Family Policy and plan to use the new edition." --Catherine A. Solheim, Department of Family and Child Development, Auburn University "In the author''s words, ''this is a book about family policy and different ways of thinking about and its effects on families.''.

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Family policies and diversity in Europe: The state-of-the-art regarding fertility, work, care, leave, laws and self-sufficiency A key differentiating characteristic is the extent to which policies targeting families offer a mix between financial assistance, entitlements to leave work after a File Size: 1MB.

These trends are a challenge to family policies which, in a broader European framework, are having to take into consideration the need to support an increasing variety of family forms. the international comparative study on Familiale Lebensformen, Lebenslagen und Familienalltag im internationalen Vergleich (Family Life and Family Policies in.

Book Description. The family is currently a controversial topic both within the UK and Europe. While demographic trends seem to suggest that family structures and attitudes within the European Union are converging and that member states are facing similar social problems, their policy responses are very different.

Families and family policies in Europe. London ; New York: Longman, Families And Family Policies In Europe book Online version: Hantrais, Linda. Families and family policies in Europe. London ; New York: Longman, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Linda Hantrais; Marie-Thérèse Letablier.

Families and Family Policies in Europe - Kindle edition by Linda Hantrias, Marie-Therese Letabiler. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Families and Family Policies in by: 1.

The first Family Allowance Act was introduced inand provided benefits only to working families with more than two children. Inthe income dependency was abolished and wage earners were also entitled to an allowance for their first and second children under 18 years old.

Infamily allowances were extended to self-employed people. The State of the Art of Research on Families and Family Policies in Europe is the concluding report of the first Work package of th e FAMILYPLATFORM funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Author: Marjo Kuronen.

Kimberly J. Morgan (), 'The Religious Foundations of Work-Family Policies in Western Europe'PART III ACTORS AND DRIVERS 8.

Sara McLanahan (), 'Family Structure and the Reproduction of Poverty' 9. This book investigates how liberal parties have evolved over time as a party family, in a comparative perspective. Through a discussion of the applicability of the concept of party family to liberal parties, it gives a better picture of the development, challenges, and.

Volume 2 of Family Life and Family Policies in Europe is a comparative study of family change in Europe and its dependency on social policy regimes.

The authors explore family discourse, family law, single parents, gender relations, the 'new fathers', divorce, and abortion within the framework of national policies vis-à-vis the volume, in conjunction with Volume 1 (which.

In book: Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globe, Chapter: Families and Family Policies in Sweden, Publisher: Springer, Editors: Mihaela Robila, pp. Colombia: a focus on policies for vulnerable families. Researchers, professors and graduate students in the fields of social policy, child and family studies, psychology, sociology, and social work will find in Family Policies Across the Globe a reference that will grow in importance as world events continue to develop.

Policies that increase resources and financial security strengthen families. A large body of research underscores how inadequate resources and.

Changing families in the European Union: trends and policy implications followed by a discussion on policies, mainly at The de-standardization of the family life course in.

Unfortunately, this book can't be printed from the OpenBook. If you need to print pages from this book, we recommend downloading it as a PDF.

Visit to get more information about this book, to buy it in print, or to download it as a free PDF. But in other developed countries, particularly those of Northern Europe and Western Europe, working parents have it much easier.

The Swedes get up to 16 months of paid leave after the birth of a. The Handbook of Family Policy examines how state and workplace policies support parents and their children in developing, earning and caring.

With original contributions from 44 leading scholars, this Handbook provides readers with up-to-date knowledge on family policies and family policy research, taking stock of current literature as well as providing analyses of present-day. Abstract. This overview focuses on current family policies in Norway, but a brief historical background is given where this is relevant.

It covers aspects of family law (adoption, abortion, parental rights) as well as family policy (parental leave, child-care, out-of-school care, taxation, family benefits, benefits for lone parents).Cited by: Book Description: Parents around the world grapple with the common challenge of balancing work and child care.

Despite common problems, the industrialized nations have developed dramatically different social and labor market policies—policies that vary widely in the level of support they provide for parents and the extent to which they encourage an equal division of.

policies and provisions, however, vary enormously. The US, for example, encourages families to seek market-based solutions to work-family conflict.

Little attempt is made to subsidize women to drop out of the work force, but there is also little attempt to subsidize family caregiving for working mothers. Social supportsFile Size: KB. Franz-Xaver Kaufmann (), ‘Politics and Policies towards the Family in Europe: A Framework and an Inquiry into their Differences and Convergences’ PART II THE SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY POLICIES 5.

Alva Myrdal (), ‘In Cash or in Kind’ 6. Pursuit of a well-conceived pro family policy should be modeled upon the best solutions functioning in other European Union states, i.e.

introduction of higher pension entitlements for raising more children or making social pacts providing families with stability and safety, like it was carried out in Ireland”.

The Role of Families and Family Policies in Achieving Inclusive Societies 11 May The implementation, success, and sustainability of SDGs 16 and 11 are greatly dependent on a family focused. In Families That Work, Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers take a close look at the work-family policies in the United States and abroad and call for a new and expanded role for the U.S.

government in order to bring this country up to the standards taken for granted in many other Western nations.

Family Life and Family Policies in Europe Volume 2: Problems and Issues in Comparative Perspective Edited by Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, Anton Kuijsten, Hans-Joachim Schulze, and Klaus Peter Strohmeier.

Challenges the prevailing assumption that there is a direct causal link between welfare policies for the family and developments in the family sector. stimulate high quality and independent research on families and family policies which provides an overview of social attitudes to the family and family policy in Europe (See Chapter 2).

The Commission, together with the they expressed regret at the. A Synthesis of National Family Policies a~. Ad-PHS: Advancing Personal and Household Services. Euroship – Closing gaps in social citizenship. Children Online: Research and Evidence – CORE. EuroFamNet – European Family Support Network.

CAPABLE Work-life balance. Investing in Children. More Years, Better Lives – demographic change. Digital Citizenship Education. Delete Cyberbullying. Children of immigrants are the fastest growing component of the U.S.

child population, representing 24 percent of all U.S. children. Immigrant families in the United States are concentrated at the lower end of the socioeconomic spectrum. Thus, policies that advantage or disadvantage families in general and low-income families with children in particular, such as.

Her scholarship is focused on family policies, family relations, economic pressure and immigration. She wrote a book on “Eastern European Immigrant Families” (; Routledge), edited a book on “Families in Eastern Europe” (; Elsevier), and published 21 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Families That Work demonstrates convincingly that the United States has much to learn from policies in Europe and in Canada, and that the often-repeated claim that the United States is simply "too different" to draw lessons from other countries is based largely on misperceptions about policies in other countries and about the possibility of.

The book also constitutes an excellent source of information for policy makers, foundations, governments and leaders of international family and/or youth organizations. Finally, the volume could be used by general readers interested in the dynamics of families in Eastern Europe.

The book develops new insights and understandings on family issues.In Families That Work, Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers take a close look at the work-family policies in the United States and abroad and call for a new and expanded role for the U.S.

government in order to bring this country up to the standards taken for granted in many other Western by: Comparing Family-Friendly Policies in Japan and the EU The construction of a family-friendly society is nowadays an important policy target for industrialized countries with the blew-replacement level of fertility.

In fact, the governments of Japan and EU Member States have been making efforts to support parents’ Size: KB.