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dc.contributor.authorGrell, Brittaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-10T15:33:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-10T15:33:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/56804-
dc.description.abstractAs a consequence of changing patterns of family formation and dissolution in the western world, national welfare institutions confront new demands to accommodate such issues as disproportionate poverty risks among single-mother families, increased requirements for non-parental child care arrangements, and the regulation of child maintenance and support. This paper documents and analyzes the most important social and legal provisions and changes in the United States since the 1980s with implications for the well-being of separated parents and their children, starting with alimony reform legislation to maternity and parental leave programs. It concludes that compared to Germany the institutional and financial support of lowincome custodial parents, the majority of whom are women, is still rather limited. While family-friendly policies - most of them based on employment and the tax system - have been expanded since the 1980s, the US welfare systems provides less financial and legal assistance to vulnerable families with children.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aWZB Discussion Paper |xSP I 2011-203en_US
dc.subject.ddc300en_US
dc.subject.stwFamiliensoziologieen_US
dc.subject.stwScheidungen_US
dc.subject.stwFamilienpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Sicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwFraueneinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleFamily dissolution and public policies in the United States: Social provisions and institutional changes since the 1980sen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn689919298en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:wzbisi:SPI2011203-

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