Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender by Margaret O'Brien, Karin Wall

By Margaret O'Brien, Karin Wall

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This e-book portrays men’s studies of domestic by myself depart and the way it impacts their lives and family members gender roles in several coverage contexts and explores how this certain parental go away layout is carried out in those contrasting coverage regimes. The ebook brings jointly 3 significant theoretical strands: social coverage, particularly the literature on comparative depart coverage advancements; relations and gender reports, specifically the research of gendered divisions of labor and care and up to date shifts in parenting and work-family stability; serious experiences of fellows and masculinities, with a particular specialise in fathers and fathering in modern western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical information from in-depth interviews with fathers throughout 11 nations, the e-book indicates that the reports and social strategies linked to fathers’ domestic on my own go away contain a variety of traits, revealing either techniques and shortage of swap, together with pluralization in addition to the constraining effect of coverage, gender, and social context. As a theoretical and empirical e-book it increases very important concerns on modernization of the existence path and the family members in modern societies. The booklet could be of specific curiosity to students in evaluating western societies and welfare states in addition to to students looking to comprehend altering work-life guidelines and relatives existence in societies with various social and historic pathways.

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1, mothers have an earmarked period in 2014 of 13 weeks, of which three have to be taken before birth. Twenty-six of the weeks are sharable between mothers and fathers. Included in the total parental leave period is also the father’s quota of 10 weeks of individual, non-transferable rights for fathers. The 10-week period is down from 14 weeks after the conservative government reduced this in 2014. In addition to parental leave, fathers have 2 weeks of paternity leave to be taken after the birth of the child to assist the mother.

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