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LIS Family Policy Database

1. General description

    The LIS Family Policy Database is a database designed to link information on family policy to micro data outcomes in the LIS dataset. It contains statistics and quantified policy information, as well as qualitative information on policy areas like family leave, working time regulations, school schedules and child care.

    Here we focus on quantitative information. For information on qualitative data see the LIS Family Policy Database in the subcategories Families and Social Care in our category 'Policies and Institutions'.

2. Main topics

  • Child care: e.g. tax relief for child care, child care expenditures
  • Early childhood education: e.g. spending on early childhood education and care
  • Family leave: e.g. paid maternity leave, paternity benefits
  • School schedules: e.g. number of school days, school hours per week
  • Working time regulations: e.g. maximum working hours, vacation days
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  • Main topics, macro-level data version I: child care, family leave and school schedules
  • Main topics, macro-level data version II: child care, early childhood education, family leave, school schedules, working time regulations and indices of family policy

3. Data

  • Quantitative data, qualitative data and quantified qualitative data
  • Macro-level data
  • Macro-level data version I: the overall time range is 1986-1995
  • Macro-level data version II: the overall time range is 1990-2003

4. Countries covered

  • 12 to 14 countries, depending on the version
  • All countries in version I: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States
  • All countries in version II: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

5. Keyword search facility on website

    No

6. Data access

  • Macro-level data version I (1997):
  • Pooled dataset downloadable; from LIS Family Policy Database
  • Prefabricated tables per policy area or indicator, downloadable in Excel format
  • Free of charge, no registration required
  • Macro-level dataset version II (2003):
  • Pooled dataset downloadable; from LIS Family Policy Database
  • Downloadable per policy area (family leave policies, working time regulations and early childhood education and care)
  • Prefabricated tables per indicator, downloadable in Excel format
  • Free of charge, no registration required

7. Additional information