- Ensure the right to family life:
facilitate work-family life balance and support families by providing:
child allowance - adopt a universal approach to child bene ts; and families with a low income should receive an increased amount of such allowance;
- suf cient and affordable
child care facilities;
family counselling services.
Re-evaluate tax systems to be family-friendly and progressive (redistributing wealth from rich to poor); taking into consideration families’ contribution to society, through their intergenerational nature, by granting nancial compensation in the form of a tax reduction or credit.
- Assess the impact of planned policy initiatives in the areas of employment, education and health policies on the situation of families, and in particular on low-income families, in the form of
family impact assessments.
- Enable, support and recognise the value of
family care work by:
- ensuring the legal right to maternity leave of at least 15 weeks, as well as parental leave of at least 6 months;
- allowing a number of days per year of special leave for care work in the family (for children, elderly, the ill);
- ensuring a minimum income during longer periods of leave for care work;
- considering the time spent on care work as eligible for the calculation of