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

@article{Haas2011FathersRT,
  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},
  year={2011},
  volume={14},
  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… 

The effectiveness of corporate gender equality plans in improving leave provisions for fathers in Spain

ABSTRACT Official Spanish policy seeks greater gender equality by, among other things, encouraging men’s use of their legal rights to parental leave and requiring employers to implement equality

Fathers on Leave Alone in Sweden: Toward More Equal Parenthood?

During the past 50 years the meaning of fatherhood and expectations for Swedish fathers has changed dramatically. Norms about masculinity, previously closely related to paid work and breadwinning,

Enabling or promoting gender equality though parental leave policies

The Nordic welfare states pioneered parental leave arrangements for fathers and not just mothers to care for their young children at home during their first year of life. The parental leave rights

Fathers on parental leave: an analysis of rights and take-up in 29 countries

ABSTRACT Using information published in 2014 annual review of the International Network on Leave Policies and Research, the article analyses parental leave and benefit policies in 29 countries to

Shared Parental Leave in the UK: can it advance gender equality by changing fathers into co-parents?

Abstract The paper aims to provide a critique of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in the UK from a gender equality perspective, namely to assess whether SPL is capable of enabling more men to take leave

Designing parental leave for fathers – promoting gender equality in working life

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the Norwegian parental leave policy for fathers, the father’s quota, which has reached a mature age of 26 years, asking how gender equality has been affected

How Different Parental Leave Schemes Create Different Take-Up Patterns: Denmark in Nordic Comparison

The prevailing gender ideologies in the Nordic countries generally support the equal division of work and family life between men and women, including the equal sharing of parental leave. Regardless,

How Gender-Neutral are the Nordic Countries Really? Father-Friendliness in Leave Schemes for Families with Children

Significant changes regarding work and family patterns in post-industrial societies have rocked the foundations of the gendered division of labour in family life. Nevertheless, the focus of attention

Policy is not enough – the influence of the gendered workplace on fathers’ use of parental leave in Sweden

ABSTRACT Paid parental leave for fathers is a promising social policy tool for degendering the division of labor for childcare. Swedish fathers have had the right to paid parental leave since 1974,

Gender equality and paid parental leave in Australia: A decade of giant leaps or baby steps?

The year 2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Australian Paid Parental Leave Act 2010. Using Baird’s orientations typology and Brighouse and Wright’s equality framework, with evidence from the
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 REFERENCES

Parental leave, Care Policies and Gender Equalities in the Nordic Countries

What family forms are recognised in established Nordic and welfare policies? Which family values and parental models should be given political priority in a multi-ethnical society? Would part-time

Nordic experiences with parental leave and its impact on equality between women and men

There is no doubt that the introduction of paternity leave in the Nordic countries represented a huge step forward for gender equality. From a gender equality standpoint, the introduction of patern

Collective Organizing and Claim Making on Child Care in Norden: Blurring the Boundaries between the Inside and the Outside

This article relates the development of Nordic child care policies to women's collective mobilization and claim making. The impact of Nordic women's actions and organizing in the making of welfare

Updating the "gender contract"? Childcare reforms in the Nordic countries in the 1990s

Welfare state support for the reconciliation of work and family has long been regarded as a characteristic of the Scandinavian welfare state and a trademark of its "woman-friendly" policies. Based on

Parental Leave Policies in 21 Countries: Assessing Generosity and Gender Equality

This report examines the parental leave policies in 21 high-income nations and identifies five "best practices" for parental leave policies. The study shows that the U.S. has the least generous leave

Setting time aside for the father: Father's leave in Scandinavia

This paper looks at the perspectives of a particular 'stakeholder' in the care/work sharing construction, namely the father, and how his rights to leave are secured in paternity and parental leave

Construction(s) of Swedish Family Policy, 1930-2000

Family politics has been important in the development of the Swedish “women-friendly” and weak-breadwinner welfare state. This article analyzes the development of Swedish family politics during the

Norway.

By 2020, Norway will seek to double the already considerable public resources devoted to developing and demonstrating clean energy technologies and solutions, which means increased efforts on renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency and carbon capture and storage.

Iceland

Over the last decade it has diversified towards knowledge services and manufacturing to complement its resource based sectors, notably fisheries and metallurgy. In 2015, the service sector accounted

Fathers’ use of paternity leave and parental leave in the Nordic countries (Online Working Papers 02/09). Helsinki, Finland: Kela [The Social Insurance Institution of Finland

  • 2009