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Setting the scene: The mix of family policy objectives and packages across the OECD

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  • Adema, Willem
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    Although changing in shape and form, families remain the cornerstone of society. Across the OECD Public policy supports families, but across countries the balance of underlying policy objectives can be different. For example, in some countries, family policy is largely driven by concerns about persistently low birth-rates while in others such concerns are not considered to be within the public domain. Across the OECD policymakers are concerned about child well-being and child development, but the intensity with which policy is driven by gender equity concerns varies considerably.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Children and Youth Services Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 487-498

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:3:p:487-498

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    Keywords: Family policy; Female labour supply; Fertility; Child care; Public social spending and family benefits;

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