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  • Introducing the Network
    Moss from TCRU had both been involved This collaboration began with the European Commission Childcare Network an expert group that between 1986 and 1996 undertook studies on a range of issues related to the reconciliation of employment and family responsibilities including leave policies When the EC Network ended in 1996 collaboration continued first with an international seminar convened in Brussels in 1999 that led to an edited book Parental Leave Progress or Pitfall an article overviewing leave policy and research Marriage and Family Review special issue on Family Social Policy 39 3 4 2006 and then with a special issue of the journal Community Work and Family 2002 5 3 on the theme of leave arrangements for parents Aims of the network The exchange of information about leave policies adopted in individual countries and by international organisations The cross national analysis of such policies The exchange of information about research on leave policies including findings and conclusions Providing a forum for the cross national discussion of issues and trends in policy and research Providing a source of regularly updated information on policies and research Scope of the network The network pays particular attention to employment related policies intended to support parents and others with care responsibilities including for adult relatives including maternity paternity and parental leaves leave to care for sick or disabled relatives and entitlements to work reduced hours But it also covers policies available to the whole population to improve work life balance such as career breaks and time accounts Within this policy domain areas of interest include the background rationale and implementation of policies the form they take and the assumptions and values that underlie them their use both overall and among different sub groups of the population and what factors influence use their consequences benefits and

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  • News
    Membership Becoming a member Full members Associate members Links Organisations Publications Archive 2005 2014 Annual reviews Annual seminars no news in this list Submit news items To submit news items on this website please download the following form and enter all the necessary information and send the form to christiane rille pfeiffer oif ac at Download News Form PDF To top print this page to grafic view contrast view view

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  • Archive News
    Recent parental leave reforms in Germany have substantial and positive medium term effects on mothers employment and may change social norms Cat Research Germany Parental leave Parental employment New study on impact of family policies on employment of German mothers 04 Jun 2014 Recent parental leave reforms in Germany and subsidised childcare have had a substantial effect on mothers employment Cat Research Germany Parental leave Parental employment Services for children New report on maternity and paternity leave around the world 04 Jun 2014 ILO study reviews law and practice on maternity and paternity at work in 185 countries including leave benefits employment and health protection Cat Publication Comparative Maternity leave Paternity leave Parental leave Parental leave reforms in Germany may have changed social norms 28 May 2014 Recent parental leave reforms in Germany have substantial and positive medium term effects on mothers employment and may change social norms Cat Research Germany Parental leave Parental employment New study on impact of family policies on employment of German mothers 28 May 2014 Recent parental leave reforms in Germany and subsidised childcare have had a substantial effect on mothers employment Cat Research Germany Parental leave Services for children Parental employment New report on

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  • Leave Policies & Research
    leaves leave to care for sick children and other employment related measures to support working parents and early childhood education and care policy As well as policies it provides information on publications and research The review is based on country notes from each participating country Each country note follows a standard format details of different types of leave the relationship between leave policy and early childhood education and care policy recent policy developments information on take up of leave recent publications and current research projects The review also includes definitions of the main types of leave policies and cross country comparisons These comparative overviews cover each main type of leave total leave available the relationship between leave and ECEC entitlements policy changes and developments since the previous review publications since the previous review and ongoing research in participating countries The 2015 review includes three new countries Malta Mexico and Uruguay Altogether it covers 38 countries In addition to the new countries these are Australia Austria Brazil Belgium Canada Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Japan Lithuania Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand Norway Poland Portugal Russian Federation Slovak Republic Slovenia South Africa Spain Sweden

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  • Defining policies
    father to spend time with his partner new child and older children c Parental leave Leave available equally to mothers and fathers either as i a non transferable individual right i e both parents have an entitlement to an equal amount of leave or ii an individual right that can be transferred to the other parent or iii a family right that parents can divide between themselves as they choose In some countries Parental leave consists only of non transferable individual entitlements in other countries it is an entirely family right while in other countries part of Parental leave is an individual right the remainder a family right It is generally understood to be a care measure intended to give parents the opportunity to spend time caring for a young child it usually can only be taken after the end of Maternity leave In some cases parents can choose to take all or part of their Parental leave on a part time basis In some countries Parental leave is supplemented by a further period of leave intended also as a care measure and given various names such as childcare leave or home care leave This leave is for parents following the end of Parental leave and may not in practice be very different to Parental leave although the conditions attached to the two types of leave may vary see for example Finland or Norway d Leave to care for children who are ill This entitlement varies considerably between countries in terms of length age of children included and payment In some cases it may be extended to include certain adult relatives Although the rest of this introduction and the individual country notes differentiate between Maternity Paternity and Parental leave the distinction between these types of leave is beginning to blur

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  • Cross-country
    are given at the start of the note These notes are revised each year by members and edited by one of the network s coordinators Peter Moss Each country note is updated to April 2015 In addition the background data on countries page and the relationship between leave and ECEC entitlements page draw on two comparative sources of demographic economic and social data the United Nations Development Programme s annual

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  • Country reports
    otherwise adapt their work to meet their care needs This section focuses on statutory entitlements although collective agreements or individual employment policies may supplement these basic entitlements for certain groups Recent changes in leave policy and if proposals for future change are under discussion Information on take up of various forms of leave Research and publications about leave policy and its use This information is prepared by network members and

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  • Review 2015
    Country reports Review 2015 Annual seminar 2015 Programme Presentations Membership Becoming a member Full members Associate members Links Organisations Publications Archive 2005 2014 Annual reviews Annual seminars Review 2015 The complete document of the review 2015 is available under the following link International Review on Leave Policies and Related Research 2015 To top print this page to grafic view contrast view view without format To change the size of the

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