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The data in the Comparative Family Policy Database are provided free of charge.

The database is available for registered users only. Your personal information will not be used for any purpose other than the creation of user statistics. The data will not be released outside the MPIDR and NIDI.

When using the database, please cite as:

Gauthier, A.H. (2011). Comparative Family Policy Database, Version 3 [computer file]. Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute and Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (distributors). Retrieved from: www.demogr.mpg.de

Please also note that when the data contained in this database was retrieved from the OECD, reference to the original OECD data should also be added.


Although we aimed at the highest level of cross-national and over-time consistency in the database, we were entirely dependent on the available data published by various organizations as well as other information provided to us by governmental officials. Users should be aware of possible discontinuities and discrepancies in the series. Users of this database accept to do so at their own risks!

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