Session 1: Leave Policies in the Czech Republic

Czech leave policies: 2017 Concept of family policy from EU perpective
Jirina Kocourková, Anna Štastná


The division of care and paid work in the Czech Republic
Olga Nešporová


Recent research on paternity leave in the Czech Republic
Vera Kucharová, Kristýna Janurová


Session 2: Methodological Challenges in Conceptualizing and Measuring Parental leave take-up

Who Counts and How are They Counted? Issues in Measuring Parental Leave in Canada
Andrea Doucet, Lindsey McKay


Studying the obstacles to fathers´ leave take-up with survey and interviews – how to reach the non-users?
Johanna Närvi, Minna Salmi, Johanna Lammi-Taskula


Work life balance and gender equity: measurement and policies in Italy 
Tindara Addabbo, Valentina Cardinali,Dino Giovannini, Sara Mazzucchelli


Short report on European Institute for Gender Equality: EIGE indicators project
Marre Karu


Session 3: Leave Policies in Eastern Europe 

Legal strategies for enhancing fertility and (forced) flexibility of rules: Poland Between Generosity and Restrictiveness
Barbara Godlewska-Bujok


Parental leave and fertility in Romania
Alexandra Macht


The Hungarian leave policy system in times of policy change
András Gábos


Session 4: Father Involvement 

Fathers as mothers´ assistants: Father involvement in Slovenia
Nada Stropnik, Živa Humer


Work organizations as mediators for fathers' take-up of parental leave in Germany
Thordis Reimer


Finding the missing link in the parental leave policy development in Japan:  What is behind the generous leave provision and low take-up rate of fathers?
Hideki Nakazato


Leaves from work to care informally for frail or sick family members – an international perspective
Andrea E. Schmidt

Session 5:  Leave Policies in Non-EU Countries I

How do single parents use their quota rights to parental leave: The case of Iceland
Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Guðný Björk Eydal

Mothers' return to work transitions in Australia: evidence from a recent longitudinal survey
Gillian Whitehouse


New Zealand – Non-standard employees and parental leave dilemmas
Susan Morrissey, Heather McDonald


Session 6: Leave Policies in Non-EU Countries II

Changing Family Leave Policies in China
Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Wen-Jui Han


The practical implementation of leave policies in South Africa
Herman Kasselman


Challenges of fathers´ leave take-up in Québec
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay


SESSION 7: Recent Research on Leave Policies

The Impact of Parental Leave Policy on the Labour-Market Engagement of Mothers. Do the Number of Children and Pre-birth Work Engagement Matter? 
Marie Valentova


What can Switzerland learn from parental leave legislation in Germany, Sweden, the UK?
Rahel Nedi


Public opinion toward leave policies in 27 OECD countries
Isabel Valarino