Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it actually work?

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Javornik, J. 2014. Shared parental leave is a nice idea – but will it actually work? The Conversation.
AuthorsJavornik, J.
Abstract

According to NatCen research, British fathers are among the worst in Europe at making time for their families.

Spending huge amounts of time at work is seen as a sign of discipline and commitment, while fathers who choose to spend more time with their families are often forced out of their (full-time) jobs. Their departure, however, carries more stigma than women’s leaving might.

This is a ridiculous situation. Women have long been expected to take more time off from work to care for children (or other dependants) than men – and they still do. This practice has become a major problem for the “female worker”; wary of losing employees, employers often refrain from hiring or promoting women.

JournalThe Conversation
Year2014
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Web address (URL)https://theconversation.com/shared-parental-leave-is-a-nice-idea-but-will-it-actually-work-28786
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Print23 Jul 2014
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Deposited19 Apr 2017
FunderUniversity Of Leeds
University Of Leeds
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