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Workplace support and European fathers’ use of state policies promoting shared childcare,

Journal article
Authors Linda Haas
Philip Hwang
Published in Community, Work and Family
Volume 22
Issue 1
Pages 1-22
ISSN 1366-8803
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Psychology
Pages 1-22
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.1080/13668803.20...
Keywords European fathers; workplace support; paternity leave; parental leave
Subject categories Applied Psychology

Abstract

Social policies such as paternity leave and parental leave offer fathers the opportunity to be more involved in childcare than earlier generations of fathers. While such policies are increasingly offered by governments around the world, research by the International Network on Leave Policies and Research shows that many European fathers do not take advantage of these benefits, despite fathers’ growing interest in participation in early childcare. This article introduces a special issue devoted to understanding how the workplace can impact European fathers’ interest in and abilities to take leave, a topic that has received relatively little research attention. The articles in the special issue suggest that barriers to European fathers’ leavetaking are deeply embedded in workplace culture and work practices and will be difficult to eradicate without a dramatic challenge to the concept of the male ideal worker, who prioritizes work above family.

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