Parental-leave rich and parental-leave poor: Inequality in Canadian labour market based leave policies

  title={Parental-leave rich and parental-leave poor: Inequality in Canadian labour market based leave policies},
  author={Lindsey McKay and Sophie Mathieu and Andrea Doucet},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Relations},
  pages={543 - 562}
Canada has two parental leave benefit programs for the care of a newborn or adopted child: a federal program, and, since 2006, a provincial program in Québec. Informed by a social reproduction framework, this article compares access to parental leave benefits between Québec and the rest of Canada by family income and by its two different programs. Our analysis of quantitative data reveals that maternal access to leave benefits has improved dramatically over the past decade in the province of Qu… 

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