In the US and UK there has been a transformation in child care, family leave, social assistance and tax credits over the last twenty years. This book explores the factors behind these changes. With detailed case studies, it shows that ideas and the power to wield them are crucial factors in the transformation of family policy.
DORIAN R. WOODS is a Lecturer at the University of Tubingen, Germany. Her research interests and publications have concentrated on welfare states, social and family policy, and gender.