Family policy: striving for sustainability

Mary Daly

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199584499
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728792 | DOI:

Series: Creating Sustainable Growth In Europe

Family policy: striving for sustainability

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This chapter identifies the changes undertaken in family policy in Germany and the UK and develops a framework to analyse and understand such changes especially from the perspective of sustainability. The intent is twofold. First, to identify and reflect on the main trends and compare these two influential countries in Europe which historically represented very different types of social policy approach to the family. A second objective is to engage in a more general discussion of the risks and tensions inherent in contemporary family policy and how these might be analysed and assessed, especially from the viewpoint of sustainability.

Keywords: family policy; children’s policy; sustainability; family and employment; family and care

Chapter.  6844 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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