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  • Time with fathers – the parental leave benefit as promoter of gender equity?
    benefits in several federal states The analyses are based on register data collected by local authorities for children born between 2007 and 2009 Fathers decision to take any parental leave follows essentially economic considerations within the couple Female partners employment and their relative earnings have a positive impact Couples where fathers parental leave exceeds the daddy quota represent quite a select group that has become smaller over time Living in

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  • Why Spanish Fathers Take Time Off from Work
    paid work conditions the couple s decision making process formal and informal care resources and care and gender equality The findings indicate that paternity leave is mostly considered a right but not a duty and the decision whether or not to use it is viewed as an individual choice Fathers who take longer leaves judge time off from work not only as an individual right but also as a duty

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  • Germany: Investment in education comparatively low
    children There is a need for more investment in education especially to increase the quality of education programs but not only in early childhood Also with regard to the expansion of all day schools more should be invested in the quality of such programs In higher education efforts are needed to improve access of educationally disadvantaged groups and therefore improve intergenerational mobility All these measures could facilitate a more effective

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  • New Irish report calls for improved early childhood services and better parental leave
    07 Nov 2013 A report from a government appointed expert group published on 10 October 2013 Right from the Start makes a wide range of recommendations for the National Early Years Strategy covering early childhood education and care ECEC child health and support for parents and families Public investment in ECEC should increase to 1 of GDP quality should be improved and all children should be entitled to free part

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  • The Fathers’ Quota and the Father-friendly Welfare State
    parental leave exclusively earmarked for fathers Through this father s quota the welfare state became a central institutional actor in the development of fathering The quota was intended to strengthen the relation between father and child and contribute to equality between mothers and fathers in working and family life A new book analyses the impact of this policy over 20 years How has it affected father child relationships What impact

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  • New review gives up-to-date information on leave policies and research in 33 countries
    covers Maternity Paternity and Parental 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 It also includes definitions of the main types of leave policies and cross country comparisons covering each main type of

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  • New Article: Effect of reforms promoting fathers' leave
    In 1995 one month was reserved for each parent implying that the month was forfeited if not used by the same parent A second month was reserved in 2002 In 2008 a gender equality bonus was introduced This study investigates the effects of these reforms on parental leave use by means of a difference in difference approach The results indicate a strong effect on parental leave use resulting from the

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  • Australian Parliament passes 'Dad and partner pay' legislation
    the Paid Parental Leave and Other Legislation Amendment Dad and Partner Pay and Other Measures Bill 2012 From January 2013 fathers and partners including adoptive parents and same sex partners will be entitled to two weeks pay at the national minimum wage AUS 606 40 a week It must be taken while on unpaid leave such as the unpaid parental leave provided under Australia s Fair Work Act and can

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