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Family policies and fertility in Europe: fertility policies at the intersection of gender policies, employment policies and care policies

  • Gerda R. Neyer

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

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    This article explores the relationship between family policies, fertility, employment and care. It suggests that similar family policies are likely to exert different effects in different contexts. It argues that a proper assessment of effects of family policies needs to take the combined spectrum of gender relations, welfare-state structures, and labor-market development into account.

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    Paper provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its series MPIDR Working Papers with number WP-2006-010.

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    Length: 31 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:dem:wpaper:wp-2006-010
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