Fathers' rights to paid parental leave in the Nordic countries: consequences for the gendered division of leave

  title={Fathers' rights to paid parental leave in the Nordic countries: consequences for the gendered division of leave},
  author={Linda Haas and Tine Rostgaard},
  journal={Community, Work \& Family},
  pages={177 - 195}
European Union policy encourages men and women to share parental leave to balance work and family life and promote gender equality in the labor market. A new directive extends parental leave to four months and introduces a quota, so one month is reserved for each parent. This article explores to what extent government-provided, paid parental leave and quotas for fathers could bring about equality in the division of leave between men and women by focusing on the pioneers in the field, the Nordic… 

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