Shared parental leave requires mothers to give up some of their maternity leave.
You might expect progressive policies in our universities, but a parental leave system of primary and secondary caregivers – the first 93% women, the second 96% men – perpetuates the gender gap.
Designed to encourage an equal distribution of childcare duties, the government’s policy was flawed to begin with
Modest changes to Australia’s paid parental provision can help address the gender gap in unpaid and paid work between mothers and fathers.
Most UK workplaces aren’t set up for women to breastfeed, so is it any wonder rates are so low.
Encouraging fathers to take paternity leave has positive, perhaps even surprising, results.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in late May that it is not sex discrimination for employers to enhance maternity pay but only provide the statutory rate of shared parental pay.
Most dads aren’t taking shared parental leave – new research reveals why.
Men under 35 want to take a more active role in caring for their children than older generations.
Shared parental leave can make a huge difference to all parents – not just families with two biological parents.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
Employers must do more to support breastfeeding mothers who return to work.
Shared parental leave does not promote shared parenting.