The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy

by Rense Nieuwenhuis, Wim Van Lancker

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Book Description

This open handbook provides a multilevel view on family policies, combining insights on family policy outcomes at different levels of policymaking: supra-national organizations, national states, sub-national or regional levels, and finally smaller organizations and employers. At each of these levels, a multidisciplinary group of expert scholars assess policies and their implementation, such as child income support, childcare services, parental leave, and leave to provide care to frail and elderly family members. The chapters evaluate their impact in improving children's development and equal opportunities, promoting gender equality, regulating fertility, productivity and economic inequality, and take an intersectional perspective related to gender, class, and family diversity. The editors conclude by presenting a new research agenda based on five major challenges pertaining to the levels of policy implementation (in particular globalization and decentralization), austerity and marketization, inequality, changing family relations, and welfare states adapting to women's empowered roles.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy ebook for free in PDF format (12.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2020
Pages
718
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030546175
ISBN10
3030546179
ISBN13 Digital
9783030546182
ISBN10 Digital
3030546187
PDF Size
12.2 MB
License
CC BY

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