Social Policy, Employment and Family Change in Comparative Perspective

J Bradshaw, A Hatl

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book is a comparative study of family change, parental employment and social policy in the five Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom. In all these countries family forms have been profoundly affected by lower fertility rates, lower marriage rates, increased cohabitation, higher risks of relationship breakdown and episodes of lone parenthood. These changes have also been linked to an increase in the proportion of mothers participating in the labour market.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • employment/benefits
  • child well-being
  • family
  • comparative research

Cite this