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Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare statesComparing care policies and practice$
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Guðný Björk Eydal and Tine Rostgaard

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310471

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.001.0001

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Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries

Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries

(p.79) Four Fathers’ rights to family cash benefits in Nordic countries
Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states

Mia Hakovirta

Anita Haataja

Guðný Björk Eydal

Tine Rostgaard

Policy Press

The aim of this chapter was to investigate fathers’ rights to family benefits in the Nordic region as well as the outcomes of the policies, and if the rights of fathers are in accordance with the dual earner/dual carer model. In these five countries, child benefits, child maintenance and paid parental leave resemble each other in their basic principles and structures, but fathers’ rights and entitlements follow different logics across countries. The Swedish family policies seem to support both parents to share care work and providing financially for their children after parental separation. In the other Nordic countries, non-resident fathers do not have the same rights to family benefit support as mothers, because benefits are usually paid to the parent with whom the child resides.

Keywords:   fathers, family cash benefits, Nordic countries, paternity and parental leave, child benefit, child maintenance

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