Which Ideas, Whose Norms?: Comparing the Relative Influence of International Organizations on Paid Maternity and Parental Leave Policies in Liberal Welfare States

  title={Which Ideas, Whose Norms?: Comparing the Relative Influence of International Organizations on Paid Maternity and Parental Leave Policies in Liberal Welfare States},
  author={Linda A. White},
  journal={Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society},
  pages={55 - 80}
  • L. White
  • Published 23 March 2017
  • Political Science
  • Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
This article examines the adoption of paid maternity and parental leave policies in the liberal welfare states of Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom and investigates the domestic and international sources of policy ideas. Through comparative analysis using mainly qualitative techniques of analysis of primary and secondary sources and elite interviews, the article examines the decision-making processes in each of these jurisdictions. It finds the relative influence of international… 

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