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  • Croatia adopts legislation on nannies
    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 age

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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

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  • UK government announces new policies for leave and flexible working
    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 on

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  • Fifth International Community Work and Family Conference - Sydney, 17-19 July 2013
    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

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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
    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 granted

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