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  • Does pregnancy and leave taking still lead to discrimination?
    national surveys of women and men examines the extent nature and impact of discrimination in Australian workplaces related to pregnancy parental leave and return to work after taking leave As part of its Supporting Working Parents Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review the Australian Human Rights Commission reports that half of Australian women surveyed experienced discrimination during pregnancy leave or on return to work ranging from negative attitudes and

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  • White House budget proposal supports paid leave
    2014 President Obama s budget proposal 4 March 2014 includes a total of 105 million to support a State Paid Leave Fund This includes 100 million to provide technical assistance and support to states considering following in the footsteps of California New Jersey and Rhode Island the only states in the United States to offer paid family leave insurance The budget proposal also strengthens enforcement of existing laws including the

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  • New article on family policy transfers in Germany and Austria
    there has been an intensive exchange between Germany and Austria in their family policy reform processes Additionally there has been a growing interest in learning from abroad in general with the Nordic countries often serving as examples Partly this is connected to an increased family policy activity of the EU particularly through soft law methods like the open method of coordination Through case studies of parental leave and childcare reforms

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  • Time off and parental leave for new fathers can make a difference
    argues that when fathers in heterosexual couples experience the transition to parenthood in ways that are structurally comparable to mothers they come to think about and enact parenting in ways that are more similar to mothers She considers the role played by extended time off after the birth of a child in structuring that experience and how this time off provides the space necessary for fathers to develop the parenting

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  • Challenges of fitting fathers into work-family policies in times of economic turbulence
    article by Margaret O Brien provides results from a comparative policy analysis of leave policies and working time in 2010 11 in selected rich middle and poorer income countries Short well compensated paternity leave is emerging in poorer and middle income countries but none offer the range of father targeted parental leave found in some richer countries A comparison of leave policy changes affecting fathers in 2010 11 showed resilience

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  • Women's career progression linked to men's working hours
    Education January 15 Dr Tom Schuller former head of education research at OECD and a leading expert on workforce development discussed the reasons why many women work below their true level of competence trailing men despite overtaking them academically These include lack of self confidence discrimination and caring responsibilities Affordable childcare and mentoring for women are needed bur are not enough He argues that men s career patterns will need

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  • Archive News
    OECD introduces new Better Life Index 09 Oct 2013 A new Better Life Index allows comparisons of well being across member states based on 11 topics including work life balance Cat Publication Comparative Working time Other topic New edition of annual international review of leave policies 03 Jul 2013 The international network on leave policies and related research has published the 2013 edition of its annual review covering 34 countries Cat Publication Comparative Parental leave Maternity leave Other work life measures The rise and fall of cash for care in Norway 08 May 2013 New study examines the changing use of the cash for care scheme in Norway from 1998 until the present and which families have used it Cat Publication Norway Other work life measures Services for children Croatia adopts legislation on nannies 08 May 2013 New Act regulates the conditions and basic standards under which nanny services can be provided Cat Policy Croatia Services for children Evaluating Australia s paid Parental leave scheme 28 Mar 2013 New report published on evaluation of first year of operation of Australia s paid Parental leave Cat Publication Australia Maternity leave Parental leave 3 3 3 becomes 5 5 2 important parental

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    provides information on discrimination faced by women and men taking parental leave Cat Publication Australia Maternity leave Parental leave White House budget proposal supports paid leave 06 Mar 2014 President Obama s 2014 budget proposal includes funding to support more states offer family leave Cat Policy United States of America Parental leave New article on family policy transfers in Germany and Austria 13 Feb 2014 A new article written by Sonja Blum and published in Policy Studies addresses the observation that there has been an intensive exchange between Germany and Austria in their family policy reform processes Cat Research Comparative Parental leave Services for children Other topic Time off and parental leave for new fathers can make a difference 13 Feb 2014 Fathers taking extended time off after the birth of a child are more likely to become active co parents leave policies can support this development Cat Publication Canada Parental leave Parental employment Challenges of fitting fathers into work family policies in times of economic turbulence 16 Jan 2014 A comparative policy analysis of leave policies in selected nations shows a mixed picture of progress among middle and lower income countries Cat Publication Comparative Paternity leave Parental leave Women

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