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  • Assessing the effects of cash for care allowances
    study analyses the effects of the introduction of a homecare allowance Betreuungsgeld by the regional government of Thuringia East Germany It finds that parents responded to this new cash benefit by reducing their utilization of public daycare and increasing childcare at home or informal childcare Female labor force participation declined and the response was strongest for single parents and low income households The short run effects on cognitive and non

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  • Italian Parliament discusses proposal to introduce Paternity leave
    12 Apr 2012 As part of a wider reform of the labour market the Italian Parliament is currently discussing a proposal for 3 days compulsory paid Paternity leave to be taken during the first 5 months after childbirth Other measures under discussion include increased protection from dismissal for women on maternity leave and to increase labour supply the introduction of a means tested voucher towards the cost of childcare for

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  • Call for papers
    lead young and older men either to reject to escape or to unconsciously avoid feminine jobs or in contrast to transgress the gendered order and to better define the similarities and differences between men and women in terms of accessing and progressing in a particular profession identifying and better understanding general social processes which either help build up and legitimize men s presence in feminine professional fields or lead men

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  • Parental leave policies and the economic crisis in the Nordic countries
    2008 growth slowed down and imbalances in the public economy gave reason to consider cuts in spending as well as structural reforms in various policy areas The possible impacts of the crisis on parental leave policies were discussed at a seminar that was a part of Finland s 2011 presidency in the Nordic Council of Ministers In this seminar report presentations from Denmark Finland Iceland Norway and Sweden cover recent

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  • Germany: Evaluation report of 2007 parental leave reforms
    months after childbirth while it also aimed at reducing the labour market absence of parents after the first 12 months of leave The German Institute for Economic Research s new Elterngeld Monitor shows that labour market participation of mothers during the first year after birth has declined significantly presumably due to the higher average compensation offered At the same time labour market participation rates after 12 months have risen significantly

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  • Effects of German parental leave reforms
    on the time mothers and fathers in couples spent on child care The findings suggest that the extensions of the maximum period of low paid or unpaid leave between 1986 and 1992 and the introduction of shorter well paid leave and two daddy months in 2007 indirectly affected maternal and paternal child care through changes in mothers work return decisions Even after controlling for these indirect effects and fathers take

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