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Comparative child, youth and family policies and programs in industrialised countries: Benefits and services

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The Clearinghouse on International Development in Child, Youth and Family Policies
Publication Date: 
30 Nov 1999

The Clearinghouse provides cross-national, comparative information about the policies, programs, benefits and services available in the advanced industrialized countries to address child, youth, and family needs.

Coverage focuses on the countries of the European Union (EU) plus Norway and Iceland, and on most of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland. Expansion to other countries and other parts of the world is planned.

This section focuses on: family leave policies; early childhood education and care; family allowances; tax benefits; child support; other income transfers; child and adolescent health; school-age policies and programs; housing; youth policies; and, work and family life.