Contents: Thomas Bahle/Astrid Pfenning: Introduction – Lluís Flaquer: Is there a Southern European model of family
policy? – Monica P. Carlos/Laura Maratou-Alipranti: Family policy and new family forms: The cases of Greece and Portugal –
Monica P. Carlos: The politics of family policies: Greece, Spain, and Portugal compared – Manuela Naldini: Family allowances
in Italy and Spain: Long ways to reform – Bent Greve: Family policy in the Nordic countries – Gudny Björk Eydal: Nordic child-care
policies and the case of Iceland – Doris Weiss: The European Union and the family: Law and Policy – Eriikka Oinonen: Finnish
and Spanish family institutions: Similarities and differences – Esther Fernández Mostaza: Religion and modernity in Spain
over the last forty years – Sarah Grattan: Women, work, and family: Ireland and The Netherlands – Eva Sundström: Gender attitudes
towards female employment in Germany, Italy, and Sweden – Elisabetta Ruspini: Lone mothers’ poverty in Europe: The cases
of Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Sweden – Claudia Gardberg Morner: Subsistence in an ambivalent welfare state.
On lone mothers in Italy – Wendy Sims-Schouten: Child care services and parents’ attitudes in England, Finland, and Greece
– Bente Nicolaysen: The kindergarten movement in Norway in historical-comparative perspective – Birgit Fix: Church-state relations
and the development of child care in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and The Netherlands – Claus Wendt: Competition and co-operation
in child health care in Germany, Austria, Great Britain, and Denmark – Helena Laaksonen: The welfare of young adults in Europe
between work, family, and state.