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    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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  • New study of parental leave in Iceland
    parents so that fathers were allotted three months mothers three and the remaining three divided between the two One reason given for this division was to try to ensure that children received care from both parents This article gives the results of a questionnaire answered by parents who had their first child in 1997 2003 or 2009 to assess whether the intention of the law was put into practice The

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  • New legislation proposed for paid leave in the USA
    Leave Act or FAMILY Act was introduced into Congress on December 12 by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Rosa DeLauro The Act if passed would provide up to 12 weeks of leave per year to qualifying workers for the birth or adoption of a new child the serious illness of an immediate family member or a worker s own medical condition leave would be paid at 66 of earnings up

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  • Germany: New coalition treaty foresees family policy reforms
    December the Christian Democrats CDU CSU and Social Democrats SPD signed their coalition treaty in which the parties have agreed on a number of family policy measures to be implemented by a new family minister Manuela Schwesig SPD during the next four years They include a planned reform of the parental leave benefit the Elterngeld A new ElterngeldPlus is to be introduced which pays a partnership bonus to parents who

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  • Call for ‘care leave’ for millions juggling work and caring
    for the nation s carers The organisation is calling for a legal right to a minimum of five days paid care leave and for a debate on rights to longer periods of leave to care for disabled older seriously or terminally ill loved ones A national opinion poll commissioned by Carers UK shows overwhelming public backing for the change with 9 in 10 89 supporting the call for a new

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  • UK government announces 'radical reform' to parental leave
    government plans to enable parents to choose how they share care of their child in the first year after birth Employed mothers will still be entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave however under the proposed reform mothers can choose to end maternity leave at any time after 2 weeks from birth and both parents can opt to share the remaining leave as flexible parental leave which they can take

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  • Norway cuts father's quota
    to 14 weeks as from July 2013 Following elections in September 2013 a conservative coalition government took power and two parties the Conservative party and the Progress party wanted to do away with the father s quota altogether But in negotiations with the Christian Democratic party and the Liberal party the other coalition partners they had to compromise agreeing to reduce the father s quota by four weeks to ten

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  • New study questions the case for paid leave
    responses to a series of policy reforms in Norway which expanded paid leave from 18 to 35 weeks including any effects on children s school outcomes parental earnings and participation in the labor market in the short or long run completed fertility marriage or divorce They conclude that taken together their findings suggest the generous extensions to paid leave were costly had no measurable effect on outcomes and regressive redistribution

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