Childhood: Changing Contexts, Volume 25 (Comparative Social by Arnlaug Leira, Chiara Saraceno

By Arnlaug Leira, Chiara Saraceno

Demographic and societal adjustments are strongly affecting the contexts of youth and the adventure of being young children. whilst, throughout social teams and throughout societies, diversities and inequalities in adolescence are taking new varieties. within the constructed global, particularly, young ones their quantity, their welfare, their schooling, the department of energy and obligations over them one of the assorted social actors have entered the general public schedule, on the nationwide and supranational point. Public obstacle over matters similar to fertility premiums, moms operating, early formative years schooling and care in addition to solemn foreign declarations of kid's rights are examples of the continued politicization of childhood.Drawing either on micro and macro, nationwide and comparative reports, this quantity of "Comparative Social examine" strains a number of the tendencies and analyzes in comparative point of view how they have an effect on photos and practices of formative years and transforms duties for kids. The volume's concentration is principally on little ones within the constructed nations, yet realization is additionally paid to transnational diversities and to the effect of globalisation throughout the stories of migrant little ones and of kids residing during the techniques of modernization within the constructing international.

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These include assisting parents with the costs of raising children, fighting against social inequality, tackling market-driven poverty and unemployment, supporting lone parents, helping parents combine family and working life, and encouraging families to have more children. The hierarchical ordering by level of importance of these rationales can vary considerably according to the country concerned. Policy Packages for Families with Children 57 It is often said that the devil is in the details. This is true of any effort to paint a truly comprehensive picture of the different types of assistance public authorities dispense to families with dependent children.

Effective parental leave = (parental leave in weeks  % payment benefit) + ((maternity leave in weeks–14 weeks)  % payment benefit). % Payment benefit: If benefit is between 0–33% of minimum wage, then % payment benefit is 33. If benefit is between 34–66% of minimum wage, then % payment benefit is 66. If benefit is between 67–100% of minimum wage, then % payment benefit is 100. i = individual right, f = family right. Source: Fagan and Hebson (2006), Plantenga and Remery (2005). a United Kingdom (UK) Childcare Services in 25 European Union Member States 49 50 Table A2.

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