Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives / Edition 1

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Families and Social Policy: National and International Perspectives explores the latest research on the impact of government policy-or lack of policy-on family life in various developed and developing nations around the world. Leading experts present and analyze strong empirical research on the common issues confronting families caused by effective and ineffective social policies around the world. This text illuminates the many complexities of various problems to shine a light on what may be effective policy for the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789032393
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Series: The Marriage and Family Review Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Steven K. Wisensale Linda Haas 1

Job Loss, the Family, and Public Policy Kenneth A. Root 11

Poverty and Couple Relationships: Implications For Welfare Policy Pajarita Charles Dennis K. Orthner Anne Jones Deborah Mancini 27

Single Mothers and Family Values: The Effects of Welfare, Race, and Marriage on Family Attitudes Teresa Ciabattari 53

The Need for International Family Policy: Mothers As Workers and As Carers Sally Bould 75

Organizational Responses to the Fatherhood Crisis: The Case of Fathers' Rights Groups in the United States Jocelyn Elise Crowley 99

Gender Equality and Fertility in Sweden: A Study on the Impact of the Father's Uptake of Parental Leave on Continued Childbearing Ann-Zofie Duvander Gunnar Andersson 121

Social Policy for Family Caregivers of Elderly: A Canadian, Japanese, and Australian Comparison Carol D. H. Harvey Satomi Yoshino 143

The Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit: A Policy Analysis Nicole D. Forry Elaine A. Anderson 159

California's Paid Leave Law: A Model for Other States? Steven K. Wisensale 177

Birthstrikes? Agency and Capabilities in the Reconciliation of Employment and Family Barbara Hobson Livia Sz. Oláh 197

Gender Regimes and Cultures of Care: Public Support for Maternal Employment in Germany and the United States Marina A. Adler April Brayfield 229

Leave Policies and Research: A Cross-National Overview Peter Moss Fred Deven 255

Seeking the Balance Between Work and Family After Communism Steven Saxonberg Tomá&scheck; Sirovátka 287

Trading Well-Being for Economic Efficiency: The 1990 Shift in EU Childcare Policies Inge Bleijenbergh Jet BussemakerJeanne de Bruijn 315

Family Well-Being Between Work, Care and Welfare Politics: The Case of Norway Kjersti Melberg 337

The Evolution of Family Policy in Spain Gerardo Meil 359

Index 381

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