2019 Family Policy Report
FAFCE, July 2020.
This study provides an overview of family policies in selected EU Member States, in the perspective of the implementation of the EU Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.
Report on preventing violence against children 2020
WHO, UNICEF, UNESCO, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Violence against Children, and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, June 2020.
This study charts countries’ progress towards the SDGs aimed at ending violence against children.
Caregiving in the US
AARP-NAC, May 2020.
This report reveals an increase in the number of family caregivers in the United States. Family caregivers now encompass more than one in five Americans. They are in worse health compared to five years ago.
Domestic workers: Beyond contagion or starvation
International Labour Organization, May 2020.
For domestic workers among workers, staying home has meant losing their jobs, and as a result, losing their livelihoods.
The fertility decline in China before the one-child policy
Yi Chen and Yingfei Huang - Demographic Research, 5 June 2020.
Fertility in China appears to have declined faster in the early 1970s, before the introduction of the one-child policy in 1979. It went from 5.7 in 1969 to 2.7 in 1978.
Responses to health and economic crises and effects on children
Nyasha Tirivayi, Dominic Richardson, Maja Gavrilovic, Valeria Groppo, Lusajo Kajula, Elsa Valli and Francesca Viola - UNICEF, June 2020.
This rapid review seeks to inform the initial and long-term public policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, by assessing evidence on past economic policy and social protection responses to health and economic crises and their effects on children and families.
Internet during the COVID-19 outbreak
Emily Vogels, Andrew Perrin, Lee Rainie and Monica Anderson - Pew Research Center, 30 April 2020.
Americans with lower incomes are particularly likely to have concerns related to the digital divide and the digital “homework gap”
Family-oriented policies and priorities in VNRs
United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs, May 2020.
The analysis of 127 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 114 UN Member States indicates that families may be key to ensure progress towards the SDGs by 2030, with close to 90 % of countries making specific references to them.
Combatting COVID-19’s effect on children
OECD, 4 May 2020.
Immediate government measures need to ensure that children have access to good food, receive protection against abuse and neglect, have access to health services, and can navigate safely on the internet. Parental employment also needs to be supported.
Families and social media use: the role of parents’ perceptions
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. December 2019.
The present study aims at deepening the role that parents’ perceptions about social media effects on family systems can exert within their family functioning, specifically referring to the relationship between collective family efficacy and open communications within family systems with adolescents.