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Family policy: charting new waters

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter discusses three periods of policy change in the field of family policy. Concentrating on basic aspects of family support, such benefits and tax allowances for families, as well as pension ... More


Public Childcare, Parental Leave, and Employment

Marcia K. Meyers, Janet C. Gornick, and Katherin E. Ross

in Gender and Welfare State Regimes

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294160
eISBN:
9780191600142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294166.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Analyses the effects of parental leave and public childcare on mothers’ employment across 14 countries, including the 12 countries discussed in the first 3 chapters. The results suggest that policy ... More


Addressing the Burgeoning Problems

Jody Heymann

in Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children and Working Parents in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195156591
eISBN:
9780199943333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156591.003.0068
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Having looked in detail at the impact on the health and development of children of all ages, the economic welfare of families, and equality, this chapter provides some answers to what can be done ... More


Nordic men on parental leave: can the welfare state change gender relations?

Johanna Lammi-Taskula

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter addresses the question: what is the likelihood of changing gender relations with the help of welfare policies such as parental leave? The chapter is concerned with the politicising of ... More


The Netherlands: bridging labour and care

Janneke Plantenga and Chantal Remery

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Until recently, Dutch leave policies were very limited. The only policy available was a twelve-week pregnancy and maternity leave for married women. However, by the end of the twentieth century, as a ... More


Sweden: individualisation or free choice in parental leave?

Anders Chronholm

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In 1974, the development of the Swedish parental leave policy was begun. The introduction of leave policy in Sweden was seen as an example of strategic actions from different political institutions. ... More


A sense of entitlement? Agency and capabilities in Sweden and Hungary

Barbara Hobson, Susanne Fahlén, and Judit Takács

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Using a unique specifically designed for analysing the capabilities and agency gap, conducted in Budapest and Stockholm, chapter 3 compares two societies with a long history of the dual-earner family ... More


Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Anne Lise Ellingsaeter and Arnlaug Leira (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

How to respond to the needs of working parents has become a pressing social policy issue in contemporary Western Europe. This book highlights the politicising of parenthood in the Scandinavian ... More


Canada and Québec: two policies, one country

Andrea Doucet, Lindsey McKay, and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides two case studies, a national one of Canada and a provincial one of Québec. In the case of Canada, statutory leave entitlements are divided between the federal and the provincial ... More


Parental choice and the passion for equality in Finland

Minna Salmi

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia: Gender relations in welfare states

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346452
eISBN:
9781447303015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter gathers survey data and analyses the outcome of the 1990s family policy reforms using a gender equality perspective. It examines two different policy reforms: the parents' views on the ... More


Hungary and Slovenia: long leave or short?

Marta Korintus and Nada Stropnik

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Communist parties ruled in Hungary and Slovenia after the Second World War. Their ideology placed women alongside men in the labour force, and mothers of young children were not exempted from either. ... More


The Family-State Relationship in Contemporary Political Theory and Public Policy

Maxine Eichner

in The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America's Political Ideals

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195343212
eISBN:
9780199867769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343212.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter considers the ideological stumbling blocks that have prevented an adequate conceptualization of the family–state relationship in both American theory and public policy. The first part ... More


Discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698462
eISBN:
9780191745904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0007
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter brings together all the relevant provisions and case-law on pregnancy and maternity discrimination. The pivotal concepts of ‘pregnancy’ and ‘pregnant worker’ are analysed. The discussion ... More


Czech Republic: normative or choice-oriented system?

Jiřina Kocourková

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Until 1992, the Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia. Czechs and Slovaks shared the whole communist period as one country including the economic and social changes that followed the collapse of ... More


The coming and going of the father’s quota in Denmark:: consequences for fathers’ parental leave take-up

Tine Rostgaard and Mette Lausten

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In the Nordic countries gender equality concerns have led to the introduction of a non-transferable, use-it-or-lose-it father’s quota in the parental leave system, which gives fathers incentive to ... More


Policy goals and obstacles for fathers’ parental leave in Finland

Minna Salmi and Johanna Lammi-Taskula

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter analyses why Finnish fathers do not take more parental leave even if promoting gender equality has been a longstanding goal of family policy. It shows that the obstacles are to be found ... More


Australia: the difficult birth of paid maternity leave

Deborah Brennan

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The absence of a national system of paid maternity or parental leave in Australia caused puzzlement, particularly because this country, regarded as a ‘social laboratory’ and known for its progressive ... More


Finland: negotiating tripartite compromises

Johanna Lammi-Taskula and Pentti Takala

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

For the past four decades, employers and employee organisations have played a pivotal role in the designing of social policy in Finland. These central labour market organisations have been involved ... More


Germany: taking a Nordic turn?

Daniel Erler

in The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Compared to many European countries, German parental leave legislation has been undergoing considerable changes in recent years, culminating in the introduction of a twelve-month wage replacement ... More


Parental leave use for different fathers:: a study of the impact of three Swedish parental leave reforms

Ann-Zofie Duvander and Mats Johansson

in Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states: Comparing care policies and practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781447310471
eISBN:
9781447310501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter investigates the potential effects of three major reforms in the Swedish parental leave for various subgroups of fathers. The reforms are the first, the second daddy’s quota month and ... More


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