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Chapter 27: Family policies and child well-being

Abstract : In many developed countries, family policies are an established domain of public policy, although the goals and features of these policies vary widely across national contexts and over time. This chapter reviews the key trends in family policies across Europe and examines the literature concerned with the impacts of policies on children, looking at both potential direct and indirect mechanisms of child well-being. The authors focus on the early childhood period. Furthermore, to illustrate indirect effects, they highlight policies that can improve parental well-being (which could, in turn, improve child well-being), by reviewing in particular policies supporting parents in reconciling family and professional responsibilities.
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Lidia Panico, Morgan Kitzmann. Chapter 27: Family policies and child well-being. Handbook on Society and Social Policy, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp.356-371, 2020, Social and Political Science, ⟨10.4337/9781788113526.00035⟩. ⟨hal-03142193⟩



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