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Family Policy

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Designing Parental Leave Policy

The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood

This compelling book examines parental leave policies in Nordic countries, looking at how these laws encourage men towards life courses with greater care responsibilities. It considers the impact that these policies have had on gender equality and how they have led to a re-gendering of men by promoting ‘caring masculinities’.

Bristol Uni Press

Parents, Poverty and the State

20 Years of Evolving Family Policy

Naomi Eisenstadt and Carey Oppenheim explore the radical changes in public attitudes and public policy concerning parents and parenting, arguing that a more joined-up approach is needed to improve outcomes for children: both reducing child poverty and improving parental capacity by providing better support systems.

Policy Press

Parental Leave and Beyond

Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

This volume provides an international perspective on parental leave policies in different countries, goes beyond this to examine a range of issues in depth, and aims to stimulate thinking about possible futures and how policy might underpin them.

Policy Press

Parenting the Crisis

The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

This book examines how pathologising ideas of failing, chaotic and dysfunctional families create a powerful consensus that Britain is in the grip of a ‘parent crisis’ and are used to justify increasingly punitive state policies.

Policy Press

The Triple Bind of Single-Parent Families

Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing

Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC licence. This book presents evidence from over 40 countries that shows how single parents face a triple bind of inadequate resources, employment and policies, which in combination further complicate their lives.

Policy Press

How Inequality Runs in Families

Unfair Advantage and the Limits of Social Mobility

In the UK, as in other rich countries, the ‘playing-field’ is anything but level and the family plays a surprisingly crucial part in maintaining inequality. This book explores how seemingly mundane aspects of family life raise fundamental questions of social justice and calls for a rethink of what equality of opportunity means.

Policy Press

Families and Poverty

Everyday Life on a Low Income

The central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty.

Policy Press

Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States

Comparing Care Policies and Practice

In this topical book, expert scholars from the Nordic countries, the UK and the US demonstrate how modern fatherhood is supported in Nordic countries through family and social policies, and how these shape and influence the images, roles and practices of fathers in a diversity of family settings and variations of fatherhoods.

Policy Press

A Revolution in Family Policy

Where We Should Go from Here

New Labour had a momentous impact on British family policy. In this timely book, Clem Henricson asks whether its aspirations were met, or were indeed realisable, and formulates radical proposals for the future.

Policy Press

Contemporary Grandparenting

Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts

This is the first book to take a sociological approach to grandparenting across diverse country contexts and combines new theorising with up-to-date empirical findings to document the changing nature of grandparenting across global contexts.

Policy Press

Transitions to Parenthood in Europe

A Comparative Life Course Perspective

This book takes a life course perspective, analysing and comparing the biographies of mothers and fathers in seven European countries in context.

Policy Press

Family futures

Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Based on a unique longitudinal study, this timely book examines the initiatives introduced to help families and the impacts on them, their future prospects and the implications for policy.

Policy Press