How Iceland encouraged fathers to take Parental Leave

Visiting Icelandic academic Ásdís Aðalbjörg Arnalds on ABC Radio Sydney, discussing her new research on Icelandic paid parental leave – and in particular the importance of fathers/paternity leave.

LISTEN NOW: Ásdís Arnalds on Parental Equity with Fathers Leave, ABC Radio Sydney

Most crucially, this research shows a correlation between the length of leave taken by fathers and their involvement in care after the leave is over. Iceland has enacted a leave scheme providing both parents with three months of non-transferable leave in 2000 (a so-called mother’s and father’s quota).

Ásdís Aðalbjörg Arnalds is visiting Australia as a guest of the Australia Institute Nordic Policy Centre, to present her new research on Icelandic paid parental leave.

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    published this page in Media 2019-08-27 17:14:04 +1000

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