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Parental Leave and Beyond: Recent International Developments, Current Issues and Future Directions

Peter Moss, Ann-Zofie Duvander, and Alison Koslowski


This volume brings together contributors from 18 countries to provide international perspectives on the politics of parental leave policies in different parts of the world. Initially looking in depth at the politics of care leave policies across Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia, the book moves on to consider a variety of key issues in depth, including gender equality, flexibility and challenges for fathers in using leave. In the final section of the book, contributors look beyond the early parenthood period to consider possible future directions for care leave policy in order to address ... More

Keywords: Parental leave, Leave policy, Lifecourse, gender, Work-family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447338772
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447338772.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Moss, editor
University College London

Ann-Zofie Duvander, editor
Stockholm University

Alison Koslowski, editor
University of Edinburgh

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One Introduction: much work still to do

Peter Moss, Alison Koslowski and Ann-Zofie Duvander

Part I Recent developments and the politics of leave policy

Two Spain: leave policy in times of economic crisis1

Gerardo Meil, Pedro Romero-Balsas and Jesús Rogero-García

Seven China: leave and population policies

Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Wen-Jui Han and Xiaoran Wang

Part II Some current issues in leave policy

Eleven Gender equality: Parental Leave design and evaluating its effects on fathers’ participation

Ann-Zofie Duvander, Guðný Björk Eydal, Berit Brandth, Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Johanna Lammi-Taskula and Tine Rostgaard

Thirteen The workplace: challenges for fathers and their use of leave

Valérie Harvey and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Fourteen Care-work policies: conceptualising leave within a broader framework1

Sara Mazzucchelli, Luca Pesenti and M. Letizia Bosoni

Part III Future directions for leave policy

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