Institutional Context of Childcare and Fathering Practices in Western and Central-Eastern Europe: The Case of Poland and Germany
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The focus in this contribution is on comparing family policies in European countries from men’s perspective. The aim is to give more insight into the way institutional arrangements of European countries form various opportunity structures for fathering; and to understand how changes in the welfare state policies in recent years have influenced the realities of fathering. The focus is on childcare policies as one of the main instruments of the state’s influence on gender relations and fathering practices (Daly, 2011).
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