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Source OECD iLibrary
Content type Text
Publisher OECD Publishing
Language English ♦ German ♦ Spanish ♦ French ♦ Italian ♦ Japanese
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Political science ♦ Systems of governments & states ♦ Economics ♦ Labor economics ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social problems & social welfare in general
Subject Keyword Employment ♦ Governance ♦ Social Issues/Migration/Health
Abstract All OECD governments want to give parents more choice in their work and family decisions. This book looks at the different ways in which governments support families. It seeks to provide answers to questions like: Is spending on family benefits going up, and how does it vary by the age of the child? Has the crisis affected public support for families? What is the best way of helping adults to have the number of children they desire? What are the effects of parental leave programmes on female labour supply and on child well-being? Are childcare costs a barrier to parental employment and can flexible workplace options help? What is the best time for mothers to go back to work after childbirth? And what are the best policies to reduce poverty among sole parents?
Table of Contents   Foreword ......................................... 3
  Executive summary ................................ 11
  Families are changing ............................ 17
  The balance of family policy tools – benefit packages, spending by age and families with young children 55
  Fertility trends. What have been the main drivers?. 89
  Reducing barriers to parental employment ......... 129
  Promoting child development and child well-being . 173
  Sole parents, public policy, employment and poverty 213
  Child maltreatment ............................... 245
Learning Resource Type Book
Publisher Date 2011-04-27
e-ISBN 9789264098732
Organization OECD
Page Count 276


Source: OECD iLibrary