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The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy

Editors: Nieuwenhuis, Rense, Van Lancker, Wim (Eds.)

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  • Uses a multilevel structure to combine insights on family outcomes
  • Examines supra-national organisations such as the European Commission, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Bank (WB), the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations (UN)
  • Brings together representatives from various academic communities to form a coherent, interdisciplinary, cutting-edge collection
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This open access handbook provides a multilevel view on family policies, combining insights on family policy outcomes at different levels of policymaking: supra-national organizations, national states, sub-national or regional levels, and finally smaller organizations and employers. At each of these levels, a multidisciplinary group of expert scholars assess policies and their implementation, such as child income support, childcare services, parental leave, and leave to provide care to frail and elderly family members. The chapters evaluate their impact in improving children’s development and equal opportunities, promoting gender equality, regulating fertility, productivity and economic inequality, and take an intersectional perspective related to gender, class, and family diversity. The editors conclude by presenting a new research agenda based on five major challenges pertaining to the levels of policy implementation (in particular globalization and decentralization), austerity and marketization, inequality, changing family relations, and welfare states adapting to women’s empowered roles.

About the authors

Rense Nieuwenhuis is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) at Stockholm University, Sweden.
 
Wim Van Lancker is Assistant Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at the Centre for Sociological Research (CESO) at KU Leuven, Belgium.
  

Reviews

“This multilevel and cross-nationally comparative perspective puts family policy at the organizational, community, national, and supranational levels into provocative context. With contributions from leading lights such as Mary Daly, Pearl Dykstra, Jennifer Hook, and Jane Jenson, this collection provides a landmark for the future of the field.” (Jason Beckfield, Harvard University, USA)

“This engaging collection gathers theoretical and empirical insights from leading family policy experts. The authors – representing diverse countries, disciplines, and methods – bring to life the volume’s innovative conceptual framework, which is organized around policy institutions, both public and private.  The volume closes with a call for new lines of research that should inform family policy scholars for years to come.” (Janet Gornick, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and Director of the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA)

“Featuring exciting contributors from a range of often-siloed scholarly disciplines, countries and cultures, this Handbook offers nuanced insights into how interacting societal inequality factors influence family policy enactment to reinforce or improve inequality outcomes across gender, class, and nations. It is ambitious, broad-reaching, and succeeds in providing a strategic view within and across nations to inspire thoughtful evidence-based policy implications to improve societies in the future.” (Ellen Ernst Kossek, Basil S. Turner Professor of Management, Purdue University, USA)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

Table of contents (27 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Multilevel Perspective on Family Policy

    Pages 3-24

    Nieuwenhuis, Rense (et al.)

  • Conceptualizing and Analyzing Family Policy and How It Is Changing

    Pages 25-41

    Daly, Mary

  • Beyond the National: How the EU, OECD, and World Bank Do Family Policy

    Pages 45-68

    Jenson, Jane

  • Do International Organizations Influence Domestic Policy Outcomes in OECD Countries?

    Pages 69-86

    White, Linda A.

  • What Does the UN Have to Say About Family Policy? Reflections on the ILO, UNICEF, and UN Women

    Pages 87-115

    Razavi, Shahra

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Family Policy
Editors
  • Rense Nieuwenhuis
  • Wim Van Lancker
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-54618-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54618-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-54617-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
DCCXXI, 20
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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