Families and Family Policies

Families and Family Policies

Elgar Research Reviews in Social and Political Science

Chiara Saraceno, Jane Lewis and Arnlaug Leira

Governments have had a longstanding interest in family forms and the behaviour of family members, although their goals and instruments have differed over time and across countries. This timely research review brings together seminal contributions focusing on a number of important topics relating to this field.

About this Research Review

Chiara Saraceno, Jane Lewis and Arnlaug Leira

Subjects: politics and public policy, social policy and sociology, comparative social policy, family and gender policy, development studies, family and gender policy

About Elgar Research Reviews

Elgar Research Reviews consist of two principal components: a scholarly Review Article and a list of Recommended Readings.

The Review Article prepared by a leading scholar introduces the relevant field of academic study by making reference to the seminal and most transformative articles within that field. This piece sets in context the readings that follow, illustrating how they have shaped the scholarship and why they are important to the development of the field. The Recommended Readings have full references to facilitate further research.

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Finding a print version of the recommended readings

A print edition of this resource, which also includes the full text of the Recommended Readings in their original layout is available as a single print work, Families and Family Policies: Volumes I & II, edited by Chiara Saraceno, Jane Lewis and Arnlaug Leira (ISBN 978 1 84844 782 0 (2 volume set)). Use the Find This Book In Your Library button at the top of this page to see if it is available in your library. (The button only appears if your library has provided their link resolver details.)