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Handbook of Family Policy

Edited by Guðný Björk Eydal, Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland, Iceland and Tine Rostgaard, Professor in Comparative Social Policy, VIVE – The Danish Center for Social Science Research, Denmark
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 policies, and where they should head in the future.
Extent: 424 pp
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78471 933 3
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  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Family and Gender Policy
Across the globe, family policy is becoming ever more important in tackling key issues such as poverty, child welfare and the state of the economy in general. 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 policies, and where they should head in the future. The Handbook is divided into five main sections: history, concepts, theory and methods of family policy research; family policies; family policy models; outcomes of family policies; and future challenges for family policy making and research.

Beneficial for both scholars already familiar with the field as well as newcomers, this Handbook provides important insights into the architecture and mechanisms of different family policy models. Family policy makers would also greatly benefit from the detailed advice on how family policies may adapt and progress in the future.
‘This Handbook, with contributions from leading scholars, addresses the field of family policy research in its breadth and dept: Its history, concepts, models, outcomes and future challenges. It is a treasure for all interested in an updated and globally oriented state-of-the art.’
– Anne Lise Ellingsæter, University of Oslo, Norway

‘Moving beyond the boundaries of the Western developed world, this rich and encompassing book on policies addressing families with children in different areas of the world offers an invaluable contribution to scholars and students in the field.’
– Chiara Saraceno, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy
Contributors: S.-h. Baek, U. Björnberg, M. Blofield, J. Bradshaw, Y.-C. Chien, C. Collins, M. Daly, L. den Dulk, L. Dominelli, D. Engster, G.B. Eydal, R. Frankenberger, J.M. Franzoni, A.H. Gauthier, J. Glass, J.C. Gornick, H. Hiilamo, T.Jurado-Guerrero, T. Knijn, J.C. Koops, S.S.-y. Lee, H. Lohmann, C. Martin, M.K. Meyers, J. Milllar, P. Moss, M. Naldini, N. Neetha, E. Nell, I. Ostner, R. Palriwala, L. Patel, I. Peng, B. Peper, B. Pfau-Effinger, C. Raț, T. Rostgaard, H.O. Stensöta, D. Szikra, O. Thévenon, D.R. Woods, M.A. Yerkes, J. Young Kang, H. Zagel




Contents:

PART I INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction to the Handbook of Family Policy
Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

PART II FAMILY POLICY: HISTORY, CONCEPTS, THEORY AND METHODS
2. The history of family policy research
Anne H. Gauthier and Judith C. Koops

3. The structure/culture divide in early childhood services – and how we might bridge it
Peter Moss

4. Family and state obligation: the contribution to family policy studies
Jane Millar

5. Comparing family policies: approaches, methods and databases
Henning Lohmann and Hannah Zagel

6. Family policy changes across welfare and production regimes, 1990 to 2010
Ji Young Kang and Marcia K. Meyers

PART III FAMILY POLICIES
7. Family benefit systems
Jonathan Bradshaw

8. Childcare as a global policy agenda
Tine Rostgaard

9. The social investment approach in the productivist welfare regime: the unfolding of social investment in South Korea and Japan
Sophia Seung-yoon Lee and Seung-ho Baek

10. Leave policies for parents in a cross-national perspective: various paths along the same course?
Olivier Thévenon

11. Work-family policies within the workplace
Laura den Dulk, Mara A. Yerkes and Bram Peper

12. Triggers and drivers of change in framing parenting support in Northwestern Europe
Trudie Knijn, Claude Martin and Ilona Ostner

PART IV FAMILY POLICY MODELS
13. Comparing persistence and change in family policies of conservative welfare states
Birgit Pfau-Effinger

14. The UK and the US: liberal models despite family policy expansion?
Dorian R. Woods

15. Family policies in the Nordic countries: aiming at equality
Guðný Björk Eydal, Tine Rostgaard and Heikki Hiilamo

16. Child and family policy in Southern Europe
Teresa Jurado-Guerrero and Manuela Naldini

17. Family policies and social inequalities in Central and Eastern Europe: a comparative analysis of Hungary, Poland and Romania between 2005 and
2015
Cristina Raț and Dorottya Szikra

18. Not all in the same family: diverging approaches to family policy in East Asia
Ito Peng and Yi-Chun Chien

19. Family life and family policy in South Africa: responding to past legacies, new opportunities and challenges
Trudie Knijn and Leila Patel

20. Work-family policies: has Latin America moved towards more gender and social equity?
Merike Blofield and Juliana Martínez Franzoni

21. Family policy in India: contradictions, continuities and change
Rajni Palriwala and Neetha N.

22. Family policy patterns in autocratic countries
Dorian R. Woods and Rolf Frankenberger

PART V OUTCOMES OF FAMILY POLICIES
23. Children, poverty and public policy: a cross-national perspective
Janet C. Gornick and Emily Nell

24. Family policies and child well-being
Daniel Engster and Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta

25. Effects of work-family policies on parenthood and wellbeing
Caitlyn Collins and Jennifer Glass

PART VI FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR POLICY MAKING AND RESEARCH
26. Policies on family support and parenting support in a global perspective
Mary Daly

27. Neglected families: developing family-supportive policies for ‘natural’ and (hu)man-made disasters
Lena Dominelli

28. Women’s voices and human rights: perspectives on sustainable family lives
Ulla Björnberg

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