Regular care taken by the grandparents, but institutional conditions of the care for children — analysis of the country with conservative model of family policy
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Instytut Polityki Społecznej Uniwersytet Warszawski
Publication date: 2020-06-01
Problemy Polityki Społecznej 2012;18:145-154
The article presents the prevalence of a regular support in childcare from grandparents in countries belonging the conservative model of family policy. The author explores the interdependence between the extent of institutional support in childcare and the prevalence of regular care provided by grandparents to grandchildren. It turns out that the prevalence of grandparental support in childcare is significant but very diverse in the analyzed group of countries. The lower is the generosity of parental leave and the weaker is the access to institutional forms of care for children in preschool, the more common is grandparental support.
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