Family Change and Family Policy in Comparative Perspective

Research question/goal: 

The project studies family changes and family policies in a long-term comparative view. Results are being published in a series of 5 volumes with 18 country studies and 2 comparative volumes. In addition, a database on family policies in Europe has been developed as a major source for comparative analyses and family policy indicators. The database will be made available to the academic public after the conclusion of the project.

Fact sheet

1994 to 2002
Data Sources: 
official statistics, secondary analysis, production of time series
Geographic Space: 
Western and Central Europe (EU and Norway, Switzerland, Poland and Hungary), United States, Canada, and New Zealand



Kamerman, Sheila B., and Alfred J. Kahn (Eds.) (1997): Family Change and Family Policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Oxford: Clarendon Press. [Family Change and Family Policies in the West; 1] more
Bahle, Thomas (1995): Familienpolitik in Westeuropa. Ursprünge und Wandel im internationalen Vergleich. Frankfurt/NewYork: Campus Verlag. more