What is the ideal design of parenting leave (maternity, paternity and parental leave) in high, middle and low income countries?
Jeremy Davies writes:
Back in July 2012 we wrote a paper called Stick to your guns, urging the Government to pursue the plan it had outlined in its Modern Workplaces consultation.
PATERNITY LEAVE/ PAY & PARENTAL LEAVE
Questions we have been asked include:
‘I took two weeks paternity leave, but now my employer says I was not entitled to it and won’t be paid’
‘I work as a teacher and my Head says that teachers aren’t eligible for paternity leave’
‘I have heard that fathers as well as mothers have a right to ask for flexible working when their children are young.
How much leave should be available exclusively to mothers when they have a baby – and how much should be shareable with the father?
Jeremy Davies writes: Today I was invited to speak on a phone-in on the Kaye Adams show on BBC Scotland, for International Women’s Day.
Employed British fathers’ use of flexible working (particularly flexitime and occasional working from home) grew considerably during the decade to 2011, although it remains at a low level in contrast to mothers’.