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International Women’s Day: what fathers can do for gender equality

Queisser, Monika, Adema, Willem and Clarke, Chris (2016) International Women’s Day: what fathers can do for gender equality. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (08 Mar 2016). Website.

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How can fathers push for more gender equality? Monika Queisser, Willem Adema and Chris Clarke write that in spite of an increasing number of countries granting parental leave, the number of fathers making use of these rights is still very low. They point out that financial considerations are powerful factors in making leave decisions, as women still make considerably less money than men. This is not, however, the only impediment: prejudices and cultural pressure also play a crucial role and if this picture is to change it will require greater efforts from both employers and fathers themselves

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 12:45
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2021 23:23

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