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51 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.
52 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.
53 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.
54 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.
55 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?
56 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.
57 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.
58 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.
59 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.
60 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.
61 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.
62 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.
63 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
64 2019 Family Policy Report
FAFCE, July 2020. [11-07-2020]
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.
65 Parental leave systems accross OECD and EU countries
OECD, August 2019. [05-09-2019]
Analysis of the duration of paid maternity leave, paid parental and home care leave available to mothers, paid paternity leave and paid father-specific parental and home care leave.
66 A guide to implementing evidence-informed programs and practices
Jessica Hateley-Browne, Lauren Hodge, Melinda Polimeni and Robyn Mildon - Australian Institute of Family Studies, July 2019. [02-08-2019]
This guide is written to help implementing evidence-informed programs and practices in the child and family service sector.
67 Are the world’s richest countries family friendly?
Yekaterina Chzhen, Anna Gromada, Gwyther Rees - UNICEF, June 2019. [15-06-2019]
This report focuses on childcare leave for parents and early childhood education and care for preschool children in the 41 high- and middle-income countries that are part of the OECD or the European Union.
68 RWSS 2018: promoting inclusion through social protection
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, December 2017. [29-04-2018]
The Report on the World Social Situation 2018 shows that social protection systems can promote inclusive development that leaves no one behind. Specifically, the Report aims to answer three main questions: Who enjoys social protection coverage—and who does not? What are the main barriers to social protection coverage? And how can social protection programmes be designed and implemented to be sensitive to the needs of disadvantaged groups?
69 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.
70 Impact of North Carolina's Early Childhood Programs
Duke University, november 2016. [23-01-2017]
The programs were evaluated through the end of elementary school (age 11) by estimating the impact of state funding allocations to programs in each of 100 counties across 13 consecutive years on outcomes for all children in each county-year group. Effect sizes grew or held steady across years. Positive effects held for both high- and low-poverty families, suggesting spillover of effects to nonparticipating peers.
71 The Oxford Family Policy Database
Department of Social Policy and Intervention - University of Oxford, November 2016. [09-11-2016]
Background to and details of the database on family policy developments in the UK since 1997. It makes available for the first time information covering cash supports to families with children, childcare policies and a range of family-related employment leave during that period.
72 Families caring for an aging America
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 1 September 2016. [23-09-2016]
Nearly 18 Million Americans care for family members 65 and older, but pool of potential family caregivers is shrinking; systemwide reorientation needed to account for health care and support of both elders and family caregivers.
73 Does social-welfare policy affect family formation?
Institute for family studies, july 2016. [31-07-2016]
Marriage penalties related to means-tested benefits do not discourage marriage among the poorest families in the US, but they may play a role in discouraging marriage among lower-middle-class families.
 
Videos
74 Social Protection
The World Bank Group [28-09-2019]
Over time, it became clear that developing countries need new policies to match the working cultures there.
 
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