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  • New European report on child poverty and well-being
    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 access

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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
    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 be

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  • New record of fathers taking parental benefit
    the number of fathers taking parental benefit has reached a new record From the 678 000 children born in 2010 25 3 of fathers took up the benefit Fathers were more likely to do so when the mother was employed before childbirth Each parent may take up the benefit between 2 and 12 months with 2 months being exclusively reserved for the other parent The majority of fathers 76 however

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  • Report for United Nations on work-life balance policies
    key challenges faced by families today as members attempt to manage work and care and secondly to critically examine policy solutions and initiatives offered by governments employers and civil society actors to ensure work family balance Including examples of public and workplace policies from around the world the paper has sections on parents working patterns the impact of work pressures on family life and work family balance policies and programmes

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  • New law on parental leave in Greece
    remains without payment but an individual parental right is extended from 3 5 to 4 months until the child becomes six 6 years of age instead of 3 5 that was before Working parents that adopt or foster a child are also entitled of a parental leave until the child turns 6 The law also provides for the working parents a a special paid parental leave of ten 10 working

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  • New collective agreement gives 2 weeks paid paternity leave to union members
    Fellesforbundet with 150 000 members in the manufacturing sector has negotiated two weeks paternity leave fully paid by employers in a new two year collective agreement While paid paternity leave has been available to public employees it has been less common in the private sector and it is rare to find male dominated sectors giving priority to family related benefits rather than increased wages Fellesforbundet is normally a frontrunner for

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