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  • UK government announces new policies for leave and flexible working
    right to unpaid time off for fathers to attend up to 2 antenatal appointments Mothers can transfer unused maternity leave and pay to fathers from 2 weeks after birth with 52 weeks maternity leave available to mothers the amount transferable to fathers can be up to 50 weeks This period of transferred leave is referred to as flexible parental leave though the father s right to this leave depends initially

    Original URL path: http://www.leavenetwork.org/news/show/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2510&cHash=4f0718fb39f4a6272ea4d578604b30f1 (2016-02-15)
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  • Fifth International Community Work and Family Conference - Sydney, 17-19 July 2013
    Annual reviews Annual seminars Fifth International Community Work and Family Conference Sydney 17 19 July 2013 Category Event Australia Other topic 07 Nov 2012 The call for papers for this important biennial international conference are now open Closing date for abstracts is 28 January 2013 See http www aomevents cwfc2013 for details Centre for Work Life University of Sydney Australian Institute of Family Studies Date of Expiry 19 07 2013

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  • Fathers at Work
    and in visibility It observes how organizational assumptions which frame fathers as breadwinners ignoring their paternal role remain extraordinarily persistent because policies do not necessarily change social attitudes and behaviours The article then draws upon original qualitative data to demonstrate how while male workers may feel valued as employees they often feel invisible at work in their paternal role Fathers perceive that while family friendly policies might in theory be

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  • Swedish trade unions not yet supporting fathers' use of work-family benefits
    the gendered division of parenting to develop values and practices that support men as caregivers Most do not only about one fourth reported activities to improve men s benefit knowledge only about one third reported that they helped to implement parental leave at the workplace and only about one fourth had negotiated contracts that extended leave benefits for fathers The researchers conclude that though Swedish unions are in a strong

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  • Brazil grants gay man four-month 'maternity' leave
    item Maternity leave Other topic 19 Sep 2012 A gay couple who have adopted a child in Brazil have won their court case that one of them should be entitled to more than a few days of paternity leave receiving the same length of leave as a mother on maternity leave Brazil s social security agency has now agreed it would be discriminatory if one of the men was not

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  • New European report on child poverty and well-being
    EC Recommendation on Child Poverty to be prepared during 2012 It covers background to the Recommendation suggestions for policy principles an indicators based monitoring framework and governance implementation and monitoring arrangements Tackling and preventing child poverty as well as promoting child well being requires action across many policy areas adopting a holistic approach going beyond monetary aspects of child poverty and based on the three following pillars adequate income support

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    July 2013 07 Nov 2012 The call for papers for this important biennial international conference are now open Closing date for abstracts is 28 January 2013 See http www aomevents cwfc2013 for details Centre for Work LifeUniversity of Cat Event Australia Other topic Fathers at Work 07 Nov 2012 A Ghost in the Organizational Machine Cat Publication United Kingdom Paternity leave Parental employment Other work life measures Swedish trade unions not yet supporting fathers use of work family benefits 20 Sep 2012 Research in Sweden finds that the vast majority of unions did not believe it was important to focus attention on men as family caregivers Cat Publication Sweden Parental leave Does the new knowledge work make for better fathering 19 Sep 2012 Research in 2 globalised knowledge work organisations finds that high levels of autonomy and empowerment for workers make life harder for fathers Cat Norway Parental employment Working time Brazil grants gay man four month maternity leave 19 Sep 2012 For the first time in Brazil a father who is gay has been awarded leave equal in length to maternity leave granted a mother Cat Brazil Media item Maternity leave Other topic New European report on child poverty

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  • Switzerland takes a look at parental and paternity leaves
    report examining different parental and paternity leave models A federal maternity insurance was implemented in 2005 but there is no statutory paternity or parental leave in Switzerland A variety of leave models as regards length from one to 24 weeks payment and financing system were evaluated according to their economic consequences and expected outcomes on uptake rates and gender equality The government concludes that these policies could contribute to a

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