1004.chap10.Pro-family social policies

1004.chap10.Pro-family social policies - Family leave •...

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Pro-family social policies Premise: the family is a very important social institution Question: Why should individual families bear the total cost of performing these functions for society?
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Families that Work: Policies for Reconciling Parenthood and Employment Janet Gornick and Marcia Meyers The U. S. and 11 other countries Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden Continental countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands English speaking: Great Britain, Canada
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Unformatted text preview: Family leave • Maternity leave • Paternity leave • Parental leave • Family and Medical Leave Act • Family leave Regulation of working time • The Fair Labor Standards Act (1938) (FLSA) Regulation of working time in Europe • Standard work week is a little shorter • Part-time work is more available and higher quality • Limits on (or compensation for) nonstandard work schedules • More vacation time (guaranteed) Conclusion • Family friendly or corporate friendly?...
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