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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 14. No. 2, 2009

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2009;14:115-121

Special Invited Article

Families and Family Policies: Developing a Holistic Policy Agenda

SB Kamerman


Abstract

Given extensive demographic and social change, there is a search for new policy strategies for enhancing child and family well-being. Family policy, a holistic approach to evaluating social policies affecting children and their families, is one such strategy. Two illustrations of advanced industrialised countries with an explicit family policy are presented along with several new and innovative child and family policy initiatives launched in less developed countries. Together, these may offer possible components of a Hong Kong family policy. An explicit family policy may not be the answer to Hong Kong's concerns about child and family well-being, but making the conditions of children and their families more visible and identifying and assessing the policies affecting them, would help if one goal is to achieve greater policy coherence.

Keyword : Child care; Child policy; Family policy; Leave policies; Social policy


Abstract in Chinese

 
 

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