FY 2014/2015 Research Topic: C-14
Study of the Policies for Children in Emerging Countries
Asian and Latin American countries have witnessed increasing interest in policies for children as well as policies for the elderly since the turn of the century. It seems there are two focal points of the debate. One is the effect changes in the forms of employment have on child care, and the other is the development of reproductive medicine. Recent developments in reproductive technology need to be understood in the context of an aging population combined with a diminishing number of children. However, the ways these technologies are actually used in clinical practice often vary to reflect the view of the family and/or religious ethics that prevail in the said society. We review the politics and related studies in Asian and Latin American countries in view of a growing interest in policies for children in these countries.
April 2014 - March 2015