chapter  5
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How Families Support Society and How Societies Support Families: A Global View

In the United States, government plays a smaller role in family policy than in most other industrialized countries. To provide readers with a more expansive view of the role that government can play, this chapter looks beyond the borders of the United States to family policies enacted in nations around the world. This global view offers a number of innovative examples of family policies that illustrate the potential of public policy to strengthen and support families.