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Public Attitudes toward Family Policies in Europe

Linking Institutional Context and Public Opinion

Authors: Mischke, Monika

  • Publication in the field of social sciences

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About this book

Family-policy variation in Europe is still enormous and there is very limited knowledge about the publics’ attitudes toward family-policy measures in a comparative perspective. This book addresses this research gap by combing a profound analysis of existing family-policy measures with a thorough analysis of public attitudes. Based on institutional theory, which argues that institutions structure the processes of orientation, the empirical analyses shed light on the relationship between the current family-policy setup, the social context, and public attitudes toward particular family-policy measures in 12 countries of the European Union. The results demonstrate that the social context needs to be taken into account in order to improve our understanding of attitudinal variation among different countries and family-policy contexts. Moreover, this book points out that only few patterns of social polarization are quasi universal whereas many others are specific to individual countries or certain groups of countries.

About the authors

Monika Mischke holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Mannheim and is currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at Siegen University.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Mischke, Monika

    Pages 11-23

  • Theoretical background and literature review

    Mischke, Monika

    Pages 25-74

  • Family policies in Europe – a cluster analysis

    Mischke, Monika

    Pages 75-101

  • Family policies and public opinion

    Mischke, Monika

    Pages 103-127

  • Family policy, contextual features, and public opinion

    Mischke, Monika

    Pages 129-155

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-658-03577-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-658-03576-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Attitudes toward Family Policies in Europe
Book Subtitle
Linking Institutional Context and Public Opinion
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-03577-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-03577-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-03576-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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