Fathers, Work and Family Life: global perspectives and new insights

O'Brien, Margaret, Brandth, Berit and Kvande, Elin (2007) Fathers, Work and Family Life: global perspectives and new insights. Community, Work & Family, 10 (4). pp. 375-386. ISSN 1366-8803

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Abstract

This paper presents a policy analysis of fathers' use of paternity leave, parental leave and flexible work practices across several industrialised countries. From the late 1990s there has been a rapid expansion of leave and flexible working provision targeted at fathers, especially in the Nordic countries. New evidence on predictors and patterns of fathers' leave taking are reviewed. Findings suggest that paternal leave taking has the potential to boost fathers' practical and emotional investment in infant care.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work and Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 14:23
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 19:29
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/18648
DOI: 10.1080/13668800701574971

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