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Family policy matters: Responding to family change in Europe

Linda Hantrais


Across Europe and beyond, changing family living arrangements have stimulated popular and academic debate about the impact of socio-demographic trends on family well-being and the challenges they present for governments. This book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. After comparing the major socio-economic changes of the late twentieth century in Europe and their impact on family and working life, it analyses both the reactions of policy makers and users as they respond to change, and the perceptions f ... More

Keywords: family, family policy, family well-being, Europe, socio-demographic trends, public policy, family life, working life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9781861344717
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344717.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda Hantrais, author