Search by topic
74 results for “Legislation” [from 01-01-2014 to 25-11-2020] - Page 1/3
Benefits for children of early parenting intervention
Joe Gramigna - Healio, 7 August 2020. [10-08-2020]
An early parenting intervention appeared to enhance child brain regions associated with social cognitive development, according to study results published in American Journal of Psychiatry.
German stimulus package hands families €300 for each child
BBC News, 4 June 2020. [06-06-2020]
Germany’s coalition government has agreed a €130bn fiscal stimulus package which cuts tax and hands €300 per child to every family.
Tax relief for families in Europe
Elke Asen - Tax Foundation, 21 May 2020. [22-05-2020]
While all European OECD countries provide tax relief for families, its extent varies substantially across countries.
Now is the time for the digital transformation of social services
Daniel Molinuevo - Eurofound, 23 April 2020. [27-04-2020]
Already before the pandemic, there were often few incentives for tech suppliers and many technologies successfully piloted have not been taken up because of the steep costs for providers and users.
USA: Trump calls for paid family leave, but few Democrats clap.
Claire Cain Miller - The New York Times, 5 February 2020. [08-02-2020]
The bill he supported is limited; it works by allowing people to borrow from their future selves.
More parents in Sweden suspected of child sickness benefit fraud
The Local, 10 January 2020. [12-01-2020]
The number of parents required to pay back child sickness benefit increased significantly last year, with some parents asked to pay back hundreds of thousands of kronor to the state.
UK: families are suffering the crisis of the legal aid
Nicole Rich - The Guardian, 27 December 2019. [27-12-2019]
The commonwealth’s share of legal aid funding has dropped dramatically and now the system is teetering on the brink.
Aging parents and the gift of safety
Carolyn Rosenblatt - Forbes, 17 December 2019. [18-12-2019]
Holidays are a notorious time for financial fraud. Scammers capitalize on the generosity of their targets, particularly seniors. What can families do to give their older loved ones, especially aging parents a greater measure of financial safety?
The early-intervention parenting project that’s worth its weight in gold
Alice Webb-Liddall - The Spinoff, 18 December 019 [18-12-2019]
A landmark study has shown the true value of tikanga Maori-based early-intervention childcare using research from a parenting programme in West Auckland (New Zealand).
10 US Administration is committed to supporting working families
The White House, 12 December 2019. [14-12-2019]
Trump has become the first President to include paid family leave in his budget and has done it in all of his budgets since taking office.
11 Why are so few men taking shared parental leave?
Simon Usborne - The Guardian, 5 October 2019. [06-10-2019]
Fathers tell what’s stopping them.
12 Canada: What the parties are promising parents
Erica Alini - Global News, 28 September 2019. [28-09-2019]
All the major parties have been courting the vote of millennials wading into the world of nappies and strollers.
13 Australia: Need for residential parenting services grows
Ali Sardyga - Medical X Press, 24 September 2019. [28-09-2019]
Western Sydney University researchers have found a link between birth interventions and the use of Residential Parenting Services.
14 Australia: Mothers and fathers should get equal leave
Caitlin Fitzsimmons - Sydney Morning Herald, 3 September 2019. [05-09-2019]
Many modern couples aspire to be equal parents, doing away with the concept of the primary and secondary caregiver.
15 Singapore: More can be done to help parents build strong families
The Conversation, 14 August 2019. [29-08-2019]
Increasing subsidies, enhancing accessibility and developing pre-school professionals are welcomed, but it is important to remember that having children and enabling them to succeed are more than just an issue of economic ability or physical convenience.
16 Best communities in Canada for families
Alireza Naraghi - MacLean’s, 8 August 2019. [11-08-2019]
Great schools, well-paying jobs and a strong sense of community make the No. 1 place ideal to raise a family in Canada, a new ranking finds.
17 How much is spent on family benefits in the EU?
Eurostat, 31 May 2019. [02-06-2019]
The EU Member States spent over 350 billion Euro on family benefits in 2016 (2.4% of EU GDP). This represented 9% of the total spent on social protection benefits.
18 There ’s evidence on how to raise children, but are parents listening?
Emily Oster - The New York Times, 23 May 2019. [27-05-2019]
Day-to-day individual choices matter less than we think, but national policies seem to matter a lot.
19 Should the government really make parenting ‘easy’?
Rachel Lu - The Week, 28 Februrary 2019. [01-03-2019]
Americans seem to be in a mood nowadays to throw money at families.
20 US: Democrats for family values
Paul Krugman - The New Tork Times, 21 February 2019. [23-02-2019]
For millions of Americans with children, life is a constant, desperate balancing act.
21 Malaysia: More support for women and families
Metro News, 23 Jan 2019. [24-01-2019]
Every constituency in Penang will have its own Women and Family Development Committee.
22 Are joint custody and shared parenting a child’s right?
Michel Grangeat, Edward Kruk, Malin Bergström and Sofia Marinho - Science Nordic, 29 December 2018. [06-01-2019]
Traditional family roles of mothers and fathers are changing, and policies to public protect children’s interests should reflect this.
23 UK: Private firms are making big money out of children’s social services
Ray Jones - The Guardian, 5 December 2018. [06-12-2018]
Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to suffer.
24 Philippines: Keep govt out of parenting
The Manila Times, 10 October 2018. [12-10-2018]
Parental or any adult cruelty against children should be stopped by all means, including legal, if necessary. But what needs to end with such cruelty is the tendency of big-government politicians to poke their noses into private family affairs that do not involve physical violence. They should leave parenting to the parents, not to the state.
25 China is putting Uighur children in ‘orphanages’
Independent, 21 September 2018. [22-09-2018]
Chinese authorities are putting the children of Uighurs and other ethnic minority groups into dozens of state-run orphanages across the western Xinjiang region even if their parents are not dead, as some 1 million adults in their families are sent to internment camps.

This site is managed by the International Federation for Family Development and aims to offer all stakeholders background documentation and updated information.
The contents do not represent the official position of any institution, but only the views of its author and they are provided under the terms of a Creative Commons Public License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported. If you would like to suggest some other document, event or link, or make any comment, please contact the webmaster.