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Public Policy and Families
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
London School of Economics and Political Science.
2014 (English)In: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families / [ed] Judith Treas, Jacqueline Scott, Martin Richards, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014, 465-484 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this chapter is to describe and compare the trends and innovations of family policies in the European Union (EU) and the United States, from the latter part of the twentieth century through to the present day, taking into account cross-national differences in the wider political objectives, the underlying policy logics, and the consequences for different population groups. Having previously followed different policy frames and approaches, advanced welfare states have all, on some level, recognized the need to support if not actively encourage female labor market participation. Despite some level of convergence in policy frames and, to a lesser extent, policy approaches, the different institutional and social legacies mean that even when policy goals and instruments are similar, the nature and extent of their impact may nonetheless vary substantially.

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Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. 465-484 p.
Keyword [en]
family policy, social policy, labor market policy, European Union, United States, welfare regimes, gender equality, female labor market participation, work–family reconciliation
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-225574DOI: 10.1002/9781118374085.ch23ISBN: 0470673532ISBN: 9780470673539OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-225574DiVA: diva2:721555
Available from: 2014-06-04 Created: 2014-06-04 Last updated: 2014-06-13Bibliographically approved

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