A policy memo presenting trends and risks for single parents across the European Union, which provides an overview of existing support mechanisms and examples of practices supporting single parents in some Member States.
The active involvement of both a mother and a father in the upbringing of a child has great social and psychological benefits. Yet, despite legal provisions allowing parents to take time off to look after children, such as parental leave, many men are still reluctant to take it.
Many families in the European Union struggle to balance their professional and domestic responsibilities. Harmony between work and home could be an important way to help children and adults and promote a more prosperous society at large. More action could be taken to support work-life balance for working parents.
This policy memo provides an overview of policies and initiatives in EUcountries supporting family-friendly workplaces, allowing employeesflexibility in their working hours and location to help them balance theirprofessional and family lives.
This annual thematic report of the European Platform for Investing in Children provides a snapshot of recent changes and new developments in the area of child and family policies across the EU in 2017.
Fathers' involvement in child care has considerable benefits for their children, mothers, employers, and themselves. Paternity and parental leave are important, but pay, flexibility, and eligibility remain significant barriers to uptake by fathers across Europe.
The work-life balance proposal has a chance of having an impact on the labor markets and welfare systems in Europe. However, given the variation in policies across member states and levels of political support among key stakeholders, the proposal may end up stuck in negotiations.
The Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will decrease Medicare spending on physician services by an estimated -$35 to -$106 billion and change spending on hospital services by +$32 to -$250 billion between 2015 and 2030.
Starting in 2019, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act will integrate and potentially simplify performance measurement by combining many measures and programs. Research provides insight into how to avoid pitfalls in MACRA's rollout.
The likelihood that mothers with private health insurance would start breastfeeding increased by 2.5 percentage points after the Affordable Care Act mandated the coverage of lactation support services.
This report provides initial findings from the evaluation of the Senate Bill 1041 reforms to the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, with a focus on the implementation of the policy changes and participant outcomes.
A number of interlocking factors affect uptake of leave by fathers, including compensation, the availability of affordable childcare, the flexibility of leave arrangements, gender norms, and cultural expectations.
Health care experiences of Latino children living in areas of the United States with newly expanding Latino populations do not differ significantly from their peers in more established Latino communities.