This lecture compares the politics of family policies in four extremely low fertility countries—Italy, Japan, Korea and Spain. This unusual quartet of countries provides heuristically useful pairings of similarities and differences, which enable us to explore how previously under-studied factors shape policy trajectories.
Margarita Estevez-Abe is Associate Professor of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Timo Fleckenstein is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Policy, LSE.
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