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Designing Parental Leave Policy: The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood

Berit Brandth and Elin Kvande

Abstract

Many of the Nordic countries have designed parental leave policies in ways that can promote participation of fathers in child care. Norway was the first country to introduce a father-specific leave quota in 1993. This quota is non-transferable and generously paid, and Norway has functioned as a sort of laboratory for testing such radical policies. This book is a collection of research publications from three studies conducted at various stages since the introduction of the quota. It looks at its various design characteristics and possible consequences such as take-up, framing of the leave, wha ... More

Keywords: Parental leave design, change, fathers, welfare state, caregiving, Norway, masculinities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781529201574
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781529201574.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Berit Brandth, author
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Elin Kvande, author
Norwegian University of Science and Technology