Developing a family policy database for Europe


Bahle, Thomas ; Maucher, Mathias


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URL: http://www.mzes.uni-mannheim.de/publications/wp/wp...
Dokumenttyp: Arbeitspapier
Erscheinungsjahr: 1998
Titel einer Zeitschrift oder einer Reihe: Arbeitspapiere / Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung, Arbeitsbereich 1
Band: 27
Ort der Veröffentlichung: Mannheim
ISSN: 0948-0072
Sprache der Veröffentlichung: Englisch
Einrichtung: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > MZES - Arbeitsbereich I (bis 2/1999)
Fachgebiet: 300 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
Abstract: In comparative family policy research there has been a growing need for comparative data and information on family policies in individual countries. Existing data sources are not sufficient, because they are too highly aggregated and do not focus on the family in specific terms. This has been the main reason why a research team at the MZES started to develop a new family policy database. It is being built up within the international research project ¿Family Change and Family Policies in the West¿ which is co-ordinated by the MZES and directed by Sheila Kamerman and Alfred Kahn (Columbia University, New York) and Peter Flora (University of Mannheim).<BR>The family policy database will provide comparative and country-specific data and information on family policies in several European countries. Information is given in the form of quantitative time-series data and standardized form sheets on institutional regulations. Family policies are defined as state (public) policies that are explicitly targeted at the family (or family members and family relationships) or that take the family (or family members and family relationships) explicitly into account in their institutional regulations. Data are provided at the level of individual family policies, which are defined by a specific legal basis or an autonomous institutional character such as family allowances or kindergartens.<BR>The main purpose of the database is to give standardized comparative time-series figures on benefit rates, beneficiaries, expenditure, and financing for each individual measure of family policy.

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