These policies also ensure child protection, and child and spousal support, and seek to resolve differences between work and family. Family policies are usually laid down by the state but employers or voluntary organizations may also establish them.The state comprises the legislature and government that creates laws and policies along with the agencies that are mandated and financed to enforce them, such as child welfare agencies. Most of the family-focused policy initiatives are related to marriage incentives, family caregiving across lifespan, and the care and support of children. The objective of this book is to give a general view of the dynamics of family policy. It is appropriate for students seeking detailed information in this area as well as for experts.