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Égalité homme-femme : un facteur clé de la politique familiale et sociale

Angela Greulich Le gouvernement français a réaffirmé en juin 2013 que la politique devait favoriser l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes. La participation des femmes au marché du travail, leur carrière professionnelle et leur capacité à retrouver un emploi … Continue reading

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Can cash transfers increase fertility rates?

Most developed countries with relatively high fertility rates around replacement level (2,1 children per women), like France or the Nordic countries, have a comprehensive mix of different family policy instruments. The reason why these countries have been experiencing a re-increase … Continue reading

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The Impact of Family Policies on Fertility Trends in Developed Countries

A new article has been published in the European Journal of Population on fertility and family policies in Europe. Here is the abstract and the link to the article: Abstract We examine how strongly fertility trends respond to family policies … Continue reading

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Japan – hard times for working mothers

Japanese women are more likely to have a university degree than men, and the number of women in employment has been rising steadily for 10 years – but, for a range of reasons, a woman who has had children still … Continue reading

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Global Gender Gap Report 2012 – fragile progress for women’s political empowerment

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. The 2012 version finds that the majority of countries have made only a slow progress on closing gender gaps. Most highly developed countries score well … Continue reading

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The Costs of Children – how Family Policies can reduce them.

In an article recently published in Population Research and Policy Review, economists Olivier Thévenon and Angela Luci discuss why and how family policies can reduce the costs of children that are beared by parents in developped countries. Image source: http://www.simpsons.wikia.comContinue reading

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Elterngeld – nötig aber nicht ausreichend!

Lässt sich der Erfolg des Elterngeldes in Deutschland an der Geburtenrate ablesen? Nein, denn der Grund für die niedrige Geburtenrate ist hauptsächlich die schwierige Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf. Das Elterngeld kann sicherlich dazu beitragen, diese Vereinbarkeit zu erleichtern. Doch … Continue reading

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