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Parental Leave and Child Care Policies and Programs: An In-depth look at the United States and comparative analysis of industrialized OECD nations

Abstract When my attention was brought to the overwhelming lack of family policy support in the United States, my curiosity led me to look into what other industrialized nations are doing to support growing families and find out what policies and programs have been put in place to better facilitate the work-home balance. I first provide a brief background context of family policy in the United States, leading up to the development and implementation of our nation's parental leave legislation, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). I present the crucial concerns of this provision, as well as the effects that policy has on children's well-being. The second major part of this analysis deals with child care programs and the myriad challenges s... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Martin, Amanda Jean (Author) / Swadener, Elizabeth (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Joanou, Jamie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Public policy / Individual & family studies / Education policy / child care / comparative research / family policy / international comparisons / parental leave / political policy
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 172 pages
Language English
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Note M.A. Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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