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  • UN Report: Men in Families
    life measures 07 Mar 2012 Source O Brien M 2011 Fathers in challenging family contexts a need for engagement Men in Families and Family Policy in a Changing World Report New York United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

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  • Parental leave in Sweden
    first year of life previously only one parent could be at home on leave at any one time This simultaneous parental leave and benefits may not be used during the days when one parent is prohibited from transferring parental benefits to the other parent i e the 60 days reserved for either the mother or the father out of the total 390 days of general parental benefits The 10 days

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  • Work-family life balance
    forward looking and multi level analysis of pressing contemporary topics related to work life balance policies for families with younger children and shows how they interact with parent s attitudes and practices The chapter overviews current trends in work family life and identifies key drivers of recent change Emphasis is placed on the dramatic organisational changes that have been taking place in the workplace and how they impact parental strategies

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  • Belgian 'time credit/career break' scheme
    end of 2011 there will be a reduction in the flexibility of the time credit career break system including the removal of the one fifth option which gave the right to reduce working hours by a fifth while receiving a reduced benefit this has been a popular option for helping with work family issues such as care of school age children Further changes include stricter eligibility criteria e g increased

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  • Three leave schemes in the Netherlands
    the Netherlands are combining paid work with providing care The country has had a statutory right to parental leave since 1991 a system of short term care leave was introduced in 2001 and since 2005 there has also been a statutory right to long term care leave This English language summary of a report from the Netherlands Institute for Social Research drawing on data from the Dutch Labour Force Survey

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  • Nordic policy developments and research
    between women and men In recent years some significant changes have occurred in families with men assuming a greater share of childcare housework and other tasks that used to be primarily women s domain Occasionally questions are asked about whether this investment in equal opportunities may have been at the expense of children Based on a joint Nordic project this edited book addresses some of these questions through an overview

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  • Employer initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults
    workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults The study focused on initiatives that employers can take to support the needs of workers with care responsibilities including parents caring for children with disabilities and carers of adults who need care because of disability illness or old age The study describes case studies of public and private sector employers in 11 member states that have implemented approaches to support working

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  • Affordable childcare increases equality and more than pays for itself
    7 a day compared to c 35 in the rest of Canada The research concludes it works socially ensuring more equality between children from various social ethnic and language backgrounds and economically The net expense to the Quebec government of 1 6 billion resulted in a positive tax return of 1 7 billion to Quebec and 0 7 billion to the federal government a return of 147 for every 100

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