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Is it time for universal paid family leave?
Jackie Wattles - CNN, 31 July 2017. [01-08-2017]
The American public overwhelmingly supports policies that guarantee workers paid leave if they have a child, get sick or need to care for a family member.
EU demands right to child benefits even after Brexit
Daniel Boffey - The Guardian, 22 July 2017. [24-07-2017]
The right of EU citizens working in Britain to send child benefits to their children living abroad, even if they are born after Brexit, has become the latest flashpoint in the clashes between London and Brussels over the UK’s withdrawal from Europe.
US could get first paid family leave benefit
Danielle Paquette and Damian Paletta - The Washington Post, 18 May 2017. [20-05-2017]
President Trump’s budget proposal next week will include a new benefit for America’s working parents, one Democrats have long championed and Republicans have long opposed: paid family leave.
Children’s social care services “set to reach breaking point”
Patrick Butler - The Guardian, 11 May 2017. [11-05-2017]
Councils have warned that social care services for vulnerable children are approaching breaking point in the face of funding shortfalls estimated to reach £2bn by the end of the decade.Resources are being outstripped by steadily rising demand for child support and safeguarding services as authorities struggle with huge budget cuts.
UK: Children and social work bill could end the law
John Simmonds - The Guardian, 10 January 2017. [11-01-2017]
Clauses in the bill to test new ways of working will legitimise and entrench a postcode lottery of services. What is described as a “new way of working” is fundamentally a new way of working the law itself. There is therefore a key question: do these clauses end the law as we know it and replace it with a form of bureaucratic tyranny?
Korea: tax breaks eyed for marriage, jobs, investment
The Korea Herald, 10 January 2017. [10-01-2017]
South Korea’s Finance Ministry has said it will seek changes in tax incentives early this year in a bid to promote marriage as well as increase jobs and corporate investment. To promote marriage, the ministry plans to offer up to 1 million won ($835) of tax deduction for a couple who ties the knot, until 2019.
Paid family leave could be a reality in Trump's America
Josh Levs - Time, 14 November 2016. [15-11-2016]
The U.S. is the only developed nation that does not ensure a parent can be home with a new child and put food on the table for at least a block of weeks. The good news is that advancements at the state level could make a difference more quickly.
Children of the state
Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times, 15 September 2016. [17-09-2016]
Perhaps the body electorate has swiftly changed since the 1970s and the policy prescriptions Hillary Clinton proposed then no longer seem radical. As a parent, they do to the author. We don’t need to be taxed, to then be told by bureaucrats how to raise our child, she says.
The most invasive helicopter parent in America
Abby W. Schachter - New York Post, 20 August 2016. [22-08-2016]
Mothers and fathers, married and single, rich and poor, in cities and suburbs, all kinds of parents all over this country have been criminalized for private choices.
10 Even conservatives admit the US needs paid family leave
Emily Peck - The Huffington Post, 17 August 2016. [18-08-2016]
Even as one of the ugliest presidential elections in US history is coming, something remarkably positive is happening in politics. The left and right are coming together around an issue that once seemed solely the province of progressives and feminists: paid parental leave.
11 Reversing the flight from the family
David J. Theroux - The Independent, 29 July 2016. [31-07-2016]
Although the poisonous government policies causing the breakdown of the family are now known, the question remains whether the cultural decline that has led to such measures will be reversed.
12 US: more states eye family leave laws
Teresa Wiltz - Times Record, 4 July 2016. [04-07-2016]
The U.S. is the only industrialized country without a national paid family leave program. Advocates say that although paid family leave laws apply to both men and women, they are particularly beneficial to women, who are most likely to bear the responsibility for providing care.
13 Urban environments and children's mental health
Grace Mok - The Chronicle, 27 May 2016. [27-05-2016]
A new study found that crime and a lack of neighborly trust can lead to greater rates of psychotic symptoms in children.
14 Strong support for paid family leave programs
CBS Baltimore, 20 May 2016. [21-05-2016]
Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from the job to be paid.
15 New York state approves historical family leave
Kelly Wallace - CNN, 5 April 2016. [05-04-2016]
If New York, with its 19 million-plus population, will soon allow all workers in the state - women and men - to take up to three months off per year to care for a new child or a seriously ill family member while still getting a share of their salary, other states will probably follow its lead.
16 Can big data save these children?
Laura Sahthanam - PBS, 22 March 2016. [23-03-2016]
One social services office in Pittsburgh hopes to use data and predictive analytics to offer families support and prevent children from ever needing to enter foster care. But how might this system work?
17 Shanghai: maternity, paternity and marriage leaves
Yang Jian - Shanghai Daily, 23 February 2016. [23-02-2016]
Shanghai lawmakers have approved the amended family planning law to encourage more local couples to have a second child, after the national legislation took effect on January 1.
18 How Sweden's 'daddy quota' parental leave helps
Aamna Mohdin - Quartz, 6 January 2016. [07-01-2016]
The proportion of fathers taking any leave increased from 44% to 77% after it was initially introduced in 1995. The law had the biggest impact on fathers on lower incomes and those born abroad, who increased their use of parental leave the most under the new take-it-or-leave-it formulation.
19 Swedish Dads pushed to take third month of leave
The Local, 26 December 2015. [26-12-2015]
Sweden is set next week to give all new fathers a third month of ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ paid paternity leave in a bid to push them to take on a greater share of baby care.
20 Mothers of newborns placed in care
Jessica Elgot - The Guardian, 14 December 2015. [15-12-2015]
In the UK, researchers are alarmed that one in four mothers of newborns placed in care have multiple children removed, and call for more help for these mothers.
21 Surrogate children get legal recognition in France
Philippe Sotto - Time, 3 July 2015. [04-07-2015]
France’s highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families. The Cour de cassation ruled that, while surrogacy will remain banned in France, children born abroad through this practice will now be legally tied to their parents and will be granted birth certificates and immediate means to prove their French citizenship.
22 US Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide
The Huffington Post, 26 June 2015. [27-06-2015]
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry the people they love. The justices found that, under the 14th Amendment, states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and recognize same-sex unions that have been legally performed in other states.
23 USA: The Constitution protects 'free range' parents
Ilya Somin - The Washington Post, 16 April 2015. [17-04-2015]
Until it returns, the Meitivs and other free range parents may need to vindicate their rights in court. Perhaps this case will set a precedent that deters similar government misconduct in the future. Like unruly children, misbehaving government officials sometimes need a dose of external discipline to get them to mend their ways.
24 Family-values conservatives on immigration
Emily Badger - The Washington Post, 19 November 2014. [25-11-2014]
The executive action that President Obama is expected to take this week could delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants, which is a fairly clinical way of describing any reprieve he might grant. Another way to put it is that he'll delay the deportations of millions of mothers or fathers, and stave off — at least for now — the breakup of millions of families. However you feel about the legal basis of such executive action, that policy itself is pro-family.
 
Studies
25 International review of leave policies and related research 2017
Sonja Blum, Alison Koslowski and Peter Moss, July 2017. [14-07-2017]
The LP&R network produces an annual review of leave policies and related research. It covers Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy.
 
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