Families and children

Focus

  • Gender Equality

    The OECD Gender Data Portal includes selected indicators shedding light on gender inequalities in education, employment, entrepreneurship, health and development, showing how far we are from achieving gender equality and where actions is most needed.

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  • Dare to Share

    “Dare to Share: Germany’s experience promoting equal partnership in families” explores the ways in which German policy has and can continue to encourage a more equal sharing of paid and unpaid work in families.

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  • OECD Family Support Calculator

    The OECD has taken the rules about who is entitled to what benefits and who should pay how much tax in different countries, and put them into one simple 'Family Support Calculator'.

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Families are the cornerstone of society. They play a central economic role, are a crucial engine of solidarity, and provide protection and insurance against hardship. Families offer identity, love, care and development to their members and form the core of many social networks.


OECD Family Database

The Family Database provides comparable cross-national data on the situation of families in OECD countries, the OECD’s partner countries, and EU member states. The database contains 70 indicators spanning four main areas: the structure of families, the labour market position of families, public policies for families and children, and child outcomes.



 

OECD Child Well-being Portal

The OECD Child Well-Being Portal is a platform for conducting policy-oriented research on children, enhancing child well-being and promoting equal opportunities among children. The Portal acts as a hub for the sharing of information and research on children and child well-being from both inside and outside of the OECD. From 20 November 2017, it will also offer a range of data on children and child well-being outcomes.


 

Publications and Analysis

‌The OECD produces a wide range of materials on families and children, from full-length books and monographs to briefings, policy notes and policy backgrounders. See here for a full listing of our publications on families and children and related issues.





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