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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

    Original URL path: http://www.leavenetwork.org/news/show/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2597&cHash=06d89ff1119ecde7ac415f4af68f978d?&type=98 (2016-02-15)
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  • Extention of parental leave period postponed
    on parental leave The restoration of the economic compensation began and it was decided to extend the leave period from 9 to 12 months in steps from 2014 to 2016 It was to be divided between parents so that fathers got 5 months mothers 5 and two were sharable After parliamentary elections last spring a new government a coalition of the Independence Party and the Progressive Party took over and

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  • OECD introduces new 'Better Life' Index
    Other topic 09 Oct 2013 Your Better Life Index is designed to let users visualise and compare well being across countries based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life One of these topics is work life balance where the index includes information on long working hours and time spent by women and men to leisure and personal

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  • New edition of annual international review of leave policies
    of the annual review of leave policies and related research has been published by the network on leave policies and research and is available to study and download free of charge on the network s website The review contains country notes on 34 countries including most EU member states as well as a number of other countries in Europe North America Asia Australasia and Africa These notes cover leave policies

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  • The rise and fall of cash for care in Norway
    was high at 91 per cent But since 2005 the use has decreased substantially following the introduction of a day care guarantee in 2003 This article analyses more closely the rise and fall of the cash for care scheme in Norway with a focus on the intersection of gender class and ethnicity in parents use of cash for care from 1998 to the present day The findings indicate that cash

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  • Croatia adopts legislation on nannies
    provided Category Policy Croatia Services for children 08 May 2013 Croatia has adopted new legislation on nannies on 15 March 2013 coming into force on 5 April 2013 This Act is the government s response to a shortage of places in early childhood education and care facilities The Act regulates the conditions and basic standards under which nanny services can be provided Nannies can provide childcare for children under the

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  • Evaluating Australia's paid Parental leave scheme
    over five years based on parent and employer surveys The new report covers the second phase examining the implementation of PPL and its early impacts on parents and employers It focuses on the following questions 1 What are the main elements and components of the PPL scheme their rationale and inter relationships 2 How has the scheme operated since its implementation 3 What have been the immediate outcomes of the

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  • 3+3+3 becomes 5+5+2: important parental leave developments in Iceland
    fathers only 3 months for mothers only and 2 months for families to be divided as the parents choose has received international attention for its innovative design which has led to high use by fathers In December 2012 the Icelandic Parliament agreed an important development to be phased in between 2013 and 2016 5 5 2 5 months of leave for fathers only 5 months for mothers only and 2

    Original URL path: http://www.leavenetwork.org/news/show/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2523&cHash=58da4847a250e3a2ceb600f4bb238be4 (2016-02-15)
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