Children, Changing Families and Welfare States

Children, Changing Families and Welfare States

Edited by Jane Lewis

The book explores the implications of changes to the welfare state for children in a range of countries. Children, Changing Families and Welfare States: examines the implications of social policies for children; sets the discussion in the broader context of both family change and welfare state change, exploring the nature of the policy debate that has allowed the welfare of the child to come to the fore; tackles policies to do with both the care and financial support of children; looks at the household level and how children fare when both adult men and women must seek to combine paid and unpaid work, and what support is offered by welfare states; and endeavours to provide a comparative perspective on these issues.

Chapter 6: Paying for Children: Current Issues and Implications of Policy Debates

Fran Bennett

Subjects: development studies, family and gender policy, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, economics of social policy, family and gender policy, welfare states


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