Parental Leave Policy and Gender Equality in Europe

  title={Parental Leave Policy and Gender Equality in Europe},
  author={Carmen Luisa Castro-Garc{\'i}a and Maria Pazos-Moran},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={51 - 73}
ABSTRACT This article uses data from 2008–10 to analyze parental leave policies in twenty-one European countries and their influence on men's behavior. It examines entitlement characteristics, such as nontransferability, duration, payment, compulsory period, and other policies to assess their effect on the proportion of leave men use out of the total parental leave in each country. The findings, which suggest that a large majority of men take nontransferable and highly paid leave, and a small… Expand
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