Slovak family policy in comparative perspective

Daniel Gerbery, Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Pages: 48 – 68


Family policy in Slovakia has specific institutional features that emerged during the transformation process in the 90ties. It has a specific position in relation to length and generosity of parental leave, availability of pre-school facilities, spending’s level and structure. At the same time, it holds true also for outputs and outcomes of family policy. The article focuses on the identification of the position of the Slovak family policy in relation to the family policies in other EU countries using hierarchical cluster analysis. The macro-level analysis is realized using comparable aggregated data from the comparable Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) database and the Eurostat. Interpretation of results takes into account previous research findings and recent policy reforms.

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