Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave: Forerunners and Laggards in Sweden, 1993–2010

  title={Fathers’ Uptake of Parental Leave: Forerunners and Laggards in Sweden, 1993–2010},
  author={Li Ma and Gunnar Andersson and Ann-Zofie Duvander and Marie Evertsson},
  journal={Journal of Social Policy},
  pages={361 - 381}
Abstract Sweden is often considered a forerunner in family change and developments towards less gendered family production patterns. In this study, we focus on recent developments towards more gender-equal sharing of parental leave in Sweden. We explore how fathers’ use of parental leave has changed over time before and since the turn of the century. As the parental leave benefit is individual and earnings-based, we examine how fathers’ individual socio-economic and demographic characteristics… 

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