publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2018

Forerunners and Laggards in Sweden’s Family Change. Fathers’ uptake of parental leave, 1993-2010

Ma, Li; Andersson, Gunnar; Ann-Zofie Duvander; Evertsson, Marie;
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  • Published: 09 Feb 2018
Abstract
Sweden is often considered a forerunner in family change and developments towards less gendered patterns of family production. In this study, we focus on recent developments towards more gender equal sharing of parental leave in Sweden. This country was the first in the world to introduce a gender-neutral parental leave scheme. The aim was to promote the combination of work and family, mainly by enabling women’s participation in the labor force. With time, the focus of policy makers has shifted towards men and their participation in childcare. In our study, we explore how men’s use of parental leave has changed over time before and after the turn of the century....
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free text keywords: Sociology, Demography not elsewhere classified, Forerunners, Laggards, fathers’ uptake of parental leave, Sweden, ‘Stockholm Reports in Demography’, Sociologiska institutionen, Department of Sociology, SUDA, Stockholm University Demography Unit, Stockholms universitets demografiska avdelning, 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified
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