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Recent reforms in childcare and family policies in France and Germany: What was at stake?

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  • Fagnani, Jeanne
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    Since the 1990s, dramatic changes in German family policy have occurred and legislators have increasingly placed more distance between themselves and the traditional male-breadwinner model through the introduction of new laws in the domain of parental leave and child care provision. France, for its part has continued to progressively consolidate and enhance its promotion of policies to support the work/family life balance along with steady increases in spending related to childcare provision. Despite a rise in its overall supply of formal childcare Germany, however, still lags far behind France in this domain, a phenomenon that can be partially explained by a combination of institutional obstacles, the persistence of social norms governing childcare for under-threes, and excessive demand.

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

    Volume (Year): 34 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 509-516

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:cysrev:v:34:y:2012:i:3:p:509-516

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    Keywords: Childcare; Family policies; Fertility; France; Germany; Mothers' employment patterns;

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