Trends in parental leave in the Nordic countries: has the forward march of gender equality halted?

  title={Trends in parental leave in the Nordic countries: has the forward march of gender equality halted?},
  author={G. B. Eydal and Ing{\'o}lfur V. G{\'i}slason and Tine Rostgaard and Berit Brandth and Ann-Zofie E. Duvander and J. Lammi-Taskula},
  journal={Community, Work & Family},
  pages={167 - 181}
  • G. B. Eydal, Ingólfur V. Gíslason, +3 authors J. Lammi-Taskula
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Community, Work & Family
  • The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the development of parental leave in the Nordic countries in the last decade or so and explain the different approaches taken by individual countries in this regard. Focusing on recent developments, though mainly on the provision of a father's quota, we discuss whether we are actually witnessing a paradigm shift in some of these countries, i.e. a movement away from an emphasis on the dual earner/dual carer model and a reverting back to a more… CONTINUE READING
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