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  • How have leave policies fared over the last 10 years?
    in this special issue of Community Work and Family examine how parental leave policies have changed over a period dominated by the financial crash focusing on four groupings of countries the 5 Nordic countries the 4 Visegrad countries in Eastern Europe 4 Southern Europe countries and 6 Anglophone countries These analyses are framed by an article on the impact of the crisis on family outcomes and policies in OECD countries

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  • New global report on social protection for maternity
    benefits and maternity care in 188 countries ii analyses trends and recent policies e g extension of maternity protection coverage in a large number of low and middle income countries iii describes the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher income economies iv presents the costs of a universal benefit to all pregnant women in 57 low and middle income countries and v calls

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  • Norwegian Working Fathers in Global Working Life
    life with a focus on mothers and children s experiences with work family life and their perceptions of fathers working in global companies The findings indicate that working conditions in global working life are gendered and not conducive to the development of the Norwegian fatherhood ideal of the working father This is due to global and flexible working conditions which imply long working hours extensive travel and jetlag related problems

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  • Final evaluation of Australia's Paid Parental leave scheme
    relate to women s workforce participation mothers and babies health and wellbeing gender equity and work life balance PPL enabled women to take extra time away from work delaying their return up to about 6 months after the birth of their baby and then slightly increased their probability of returning to work before the baby s first birthday The scheme also produced small but statistically significant improvements in mothers average

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  • Extention of parental leave period postponed
    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 has

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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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