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Gender equality: Parental Leave design and evaluating its effects on fathers’ participation

Ann-Zofie Duvander, Guðný Björk Eydal, Berit Brandth, Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Johanna Lammi-Taskula, and Tine Rostgaard

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about the design of Parental Leave policy and its relationship to leave-taking by fathers and gender equality more generally. The Nordic countries have historically emphasised gender ... More


Japan: leave policy and attempts to increase fathers’ take-up

Hideki Nakazato

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about the development of Parental Leave in Japan, and in particular efforts to increase take-up by fathers. Before the first legislation was agreed in 1991 under the LDP conservative ... More


A social right? Access to leave and its relation to parents’ labour market position

Ivana Dobrotić and Sonja Blum

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

There is limited knowledge about eligibility for leave in general, and about leave rights of parents less securely attached to the labour market in particular. Consequently, social inequalities in ... More


Parental Leave and beyond: recent international developments, current issues and future directions

Ann-Zofie Koslowski and Peter Duvander

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter investigates the recent developments and current issues around parental leave such as multiple rationales for leave, policy designs, the politics of flexibility and choice, eligibility ... More


United Kingdom: leave policy and an attempt to take a new path

Peter Moss and Margaret O’Brien

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines an attempt to transform UK leave policy, re-configuring it away from maternalism and towards greater gender equality, and why this attempted change of direction failed. It shows ... More


Poland: leave policy and the process and goals of a major reform1

Anna Kurowska

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The aim of this chapter is twofold. First, through the lens of the Multiple Streams Approach, it explains the successful introduction of the major Parental Leave reform undertaken in Poland in 2013 ... More


Flexibility: some consequences for fathers’ caregiving1

Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is about flexibility in the use of Parental Leave. Many countries aiming at greater father involvement in early childcare have introduced flexible leave designs allowing Parental Leave ... More


Re-imagining Parental Leave: a conceptual ‘thought experiment’

Lindsey Doucet and Sophie McKay

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter is a conceptual, pragmatic and imaginative ‘thought experiment’. Broadly informed by Margaret Somers’ ‘historical sociology of concept formation’, which excavates the historicity, ... More


Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This volume brings together contributors from 18 countries to provide international perspectives on the politics of parental leave policies in different parts of the world. Initially looking in depth ... More


The workplace: challenges for fathers and their use of leave

Valérie Harvey and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Since 2006, the Québec Parental Insurance Plan has given fathers in this Canadian province the opportunity to take three to five weeks of paid Paternity Leave during the first year after the birth of ... More


Introduction: much work still to do

Peter Moss, Alison Koslowski, and Ann-Zofie Duvander

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Much effort is currently going into developing leave policies for early parenthood; the results, though, are variable and uneven, due in large part to the politics of leave policy, with many issues, ... 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


Designing Parental Leave Policy: The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood

Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529201574
eISBN:
9781529201628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201574.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Many of the Nordic countries have designed parental leave policies in ways that can promote participation of fathers in child care. Norway was the first country to introduce a father-specific leave ... More


United States: leave policy, failure and potential

Gayle Kaufman

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The United States is far behind other countries when it comes to paid leave for parents. While there have been efforts since the 1980s to introduce legislation, the current federal policy (Family and ... More


Spain: leave policy in times of economic crisis1

Gerardo Meil, Pedro Romero-Balsas, and Jesús Rogero-García

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how the economic crisis, and the political crisis it spawned, conditioned the evolution of leave policy in Spain during the period 2007-2017. At the outset of the period, a ... More


What do people want? Leave policy preferences in different countries1

Isabel Valarino

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Leave schemes vary considerably across countries, notably regarding their duration and the extent to which mothers and fathers are encouraged to share them. This chapter analyses individuals’ ... More


Israel: leave policy, familialism and the neoliberal welfare state

Nadav Perez-Vaisvidovsky

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski (eds)

in Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447338772
eISBN:
9781447338826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Developments in leave policy in Israel during the decade 2007-2017 followed what could best be described as an uncertain route. On the one hand, after five decades of stalemate, in this decade leave ... More


Conclusion

Sheila B. Kamerman and Peter Moss

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/9781847420671.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book tackles public policies that are targeted at young children and their families. In particular, it discusses those that concern parenting and employment policies. Parental leave policies ... More


Fatherhood and the European Union

Michael Rush

in Between Two Worlds of Father Politics: USA or Sweden?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091896
eISBN:
9781781708347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091896.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Chapter Six highlights the importance of social dialogue to the social politics of fatherhood in the European Union and the importance of scholarly involvement on bodies such as the European ... More


Introduction

Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande

in Designing Parental Leave Policy: The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529201574
eISBN:
9781529201628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201574.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter starts with a presentation of the rationale of the book. It describes the leave policy development in Norway, which has gone from an early focus on motherhood to equal rights to ... More


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