Design and implementation of family policy on a local level: example of two cities
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Publication date: 2020-05-21
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Klaudia Wolniewicz-Slomka   

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Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2019;45:105-122
The article presents an analysis of shaping one of the sectoral public policies—family policy at the local level in Poland on the example of care services addressed to the youngest children. The author investigates the processes of creation and implementation of the Act of 4 February 2011 on care for children under the age of three2 (the so-called “nursery act”) at the local level in two selected cities in Poland—Padłowo and Onuwice.3 She tries to answer the following research questions: how does the socio-political background influence on implementation in the selected cities?; what factors from national and local levels affect the implementation at the local level?; what is the role played by different actors in creating and implementing new regulations?; how the analysed act was evaluated by local actors?; which factors affects implementation success, and which failure from hybrid theory perspective? The research was conducted in the frame of the public policy. The article presents the results of author’s own research carried out in 2017 in Padłowo and Onuwice.
Act of 4 February 2011 on Care for Children up to the age of 3 (Journal of Laws of 2011, No. 45, item 235 with later amendments.
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