Annual seminars

Since 2004 the LP&R network has held international seminars on a regular basis, i.e. once a year. Through this page, you can access the programme and Powerpoint presentations from previous annual seminars starting in 2005.

 

2017 Prague

Programme:

14th International LP & R seminar in Prague, Czech Republic; 21-22th September 2017

Presentations:

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

 

2016 Madrid

Programme:

13th International LP & R seminar in Madrid, Spain; 29-30th September 2016

Presentations:

Session 1: Patterns of Leave use and its consequences in Spain

Family change in Spain
Gerardo Meil
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Innovative fatherhood in masculine professions: Spanish Rural Police using a leave alone
Pedro Romero-Balsas, Gerardo Meil and Jesús Rogero-García
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Can an egalitarian reform in the parental leave system reduce the motherhood labor penalty? Some evidence from Spain
Lorenzo Escot, José Andrés Fernández-Cornejo and Cristina Castellanos-Serrano
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Elderly care and leave policy in Spain
Jesús Rogero-García and Cristina García-Sainz
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Session 2: Leave Policies in Latin American countries

Perspectives on Mexican leave policies
Cándido Pérez
Research and Development Department, Early Institute, Mexico City

Trends and challenges in extending leave provisions: law and practice from Latin America and the world
Laura Addati
International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva

Moving towards responsibility in care: analysis of parental leave in Uruguay
Karina Batthyany
Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Session 3: Ongoing Research

Parental leave in Korea and father´s entitlements to leave
Hyunsook Kim
Organisation for Economic  Cooperation  and Development  (OECD)

The child perspective in welfare states and family policies
Laura Merla, Institute of Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACCHOS), Université Catholique de Louvain
Anna Kurowska, Institute of Social Policy, Warsaw University
Sonja Blum, Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna

Session 4 und 5:  Parallel Session - Ongoing Research

Does the extension of a well-paid parental leave increase women’s capabilities for childbearing? The case of a lowest low fertility rate country
Anna Kurowska
Institute of Social Policy, Warsaw University

Fathers as users and non-users of Parental Leave in Finland
Johanna Närvi, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki
Minna Salmi, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki
Johanna Lammi-Taskula, National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

Beyond Gender: Initial Findings from a Canadian Comparative Research Program on Equality in Labour Market based Family Care Policies
Lindsey McKay, Brock University 
Sophie Mathieu, Université  de Montréal
Andrea Doucet, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University, Toronto

Transition of childbearing patterns from the cohort perspective in relation to parental leave scheme: Comparison between Czech and Slovak populations
Irina Kocourková
Department of Demography and Geodemography, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague

Session 6:  Leave Policies experiencies in Mediterranean countries I

Parental leave and gender equality in Portugal: pathways and barriers to fathers’ leave in a new policy environment
Karin Wall
Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Recent reforms in parental leave policies in France : key issues, rationales, and outcomes
Danielle Boyer, Direction Statistiques des Etudes & Recherche, CNAF, Paris
Jeanne Fagnani, CNRS MATISSE, University of Paris 1, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne

The impact of welfare and labour market policies on parental leaves and work life balance in Italy in a gender perspective: insights from public policies and firms' policies  evaluation
Sara Mazzuchelli, Catholic University of Milan
Dino Giovanini, Faculty of Education, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Tindara Addabbo, Faculty of Political Economics, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Valentina Cardinali, ISFOL - National research institute for vocational education and training employment and social policy

Session 7:  Leave Policies experiencies in Mediterranean countries II

Do leave policies strengthen or change the traditional gender arrangement in Malta?
Frances Camilleri-Cassar

Leave and child care policies in Greece: The impact of crisis
Evi Hatzivarnava
Center for Gender Studies, Panteion University

Croatian leave policies - past reforms and future challenges
Ivana Dobrotic
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Session 8: Brainstorming session

“Who will stay home today?” – What do we know and what do we need to know about parental sharing of leave to care for sick children?
Linda Haas
Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Indianapolis

Session 9: Ongoing Research

Policies and parents on the move: Policies during times of crisis and how Icelandic and Polish parents use paid parental leave in Iceland
Guðný Björk Eydal, Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland
Ingólfur V. Gíslason, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Iceland

Immigrants’ parental leave use in Sweden
Ann-Zofie Duvander, Demography Unit. Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm
Eleonora Mussino, Demography Unit. Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm

Analyzing work-life balance in the social economy and in different professional groups
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, Télé-université, Université du Québec à Montréal
Bernard Fusulier, Unité d’Anthropologie et de Sociologie, Université Catholique de Louvain
Anna Escobedo, Department of Sociology, University of Barcelona

 

2015 Trondheim

Programme:

12th International LP & R seminar in Trondheim, Norway; 1st-2nd September 2015

Presentations:

Norway - a brief introduction
Torbjørn Knutsen
Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)

Family policy, fertility and institutional trust
Anne-Lise Ellingsæter
Departement of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

Men in families – changes in time use
Ragni Hege Kitterød
Institute for Social Research, Norway

Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion
Arni Hole

The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
Synnøve Konglevoll

Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO)
Alf Åge Lønne

Book-Project: ‘Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare states’

The US model of work-family relationships
Linda Haas
Department of Sociology, Indiana University-Indianapolis

The Nordic model meets the US liberal model – A Norwegian company in New York
Elin Kvande
Department of Sociology and Political Science, NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim)

Exploring the career logic within the Nordic model
Sigtona Halrynjo
Institute for Social Research, Norway

Employers and new fathers: the role of extra-statutory occupational benefits in enabling shared parenting in the UK
Alison Koslowski
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh

Leave rights for fathers? Analysis of policy proposals in Switzerland from 1998 to 2014
Isabel Valerino
Laboratory of Life Course Studies, University of Lausanne

Reflections on Australia’s first paid parental leave scheme: achievements, limits and future prospects’
Gillian Whitehouse
School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland

Parental leave and grandparent’s role in Spanish families’ work/life balance strategies
Gerardo Meil
Department of Sociology, Universitat Autonoma de Madrid

Italian leave policies: changes since April 2014
Sara Mazzucchelli and Dino Giovannini (with Tindara Addabbo and Valentina Cardinali)
Catholic University of Milan
Faculty of Education, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Exploring the balancing potential of parental leave policies for the gender division of unpaid work
Helene Dearing
Institute for Social Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business

More part-time work to mothers of young children in Finland? Controversies of policy and practice
Minna Salmi and Johanna Lammi-Taskula
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

Pursuing gender equality in a ’multi-active’ society
Bernard Fusulier
Unité d’Anthropologie et de Sociologie, Université Catholique de Louvain

 

2014 Tallinn

Programme:

11th International LP & R seminar in Tallinn, Estonia; 18-19th September 2014

Presentations:

The Nordic Council of Ministers
Merle Kuusk
NCM Office in Estonia

Estonian leave policies
Katre Pall
Department of Social Security, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Comparing leave policies across the Baltic States
Marre Karu
Labour and Social Policy Programme, PRAXIS Centre for Policy Studies, Estonia
Ruta Braziene
Department of Sociology, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania

Baltic and Nordic leave policies
Johanna Lammi Taskula
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

What is the case for paid parental leave?
Elin Kvande
Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Technology and Science

How to assess European leave policies regarding their compliance with an ideal leave model
Helene Dearing
Institute for Social Policy , Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

Use of Parental leave policies in the Russian Federation
Oxana Sinyavskaya
High School of Economics (Moscow)

Fathers on Leave Alone Research Project
Karin Wall
Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

Policy debates in an (independent?!) Scotland
Alison Koslowski
University of Edinburgh

Nordic Family Policy and Demographic Consequences
Ann-Zofie Duvander
Demography Unit. Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm

‘More or less leave for fathers’ – new legislation in Slovenia
Nada Stropnik
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The parental leave reforms and childbearing in Poland.
Findings from Cox proportional hazard model for transitions to the first and second child for Polish women

Anna Kurowska
Institute of Social Policy, University of Warsaw

Fathers in Japan - Parental leave in a father-unfriendly work culture
Hideki Nakazato
Konan University, Kobe, Japan

Mothers of two-year-olds in Finland – the activity of mothers and the plans of the government
Minna Salmi
Johanna Närvi

National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

Early childhood education and care in Croatia
Ivana Dobrotic
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Department of Social Policy

Learning from Abroad? Policy transfer – The cases of Germany and Austria
Sonja Blum
Austrian Institute for Family Studies at the University of Vienna

Policy learning: the helicopter view
Agnes Uhereczky
COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU)

Equality between Women and Men in the EU: recent developments
Muriel Bissières
European Commission DG Justice, Gender Equality Unit

International Family Organisation - Possible collaboration
Agnes Uhereczky
COFACE (Confederation of Family Organisations in the EU)

EIGE’s work on Good Practices in the area of Reconciliation. Main findings
Maurizio Mosca
European Institute for Gender Equalities

UN International Year of the Family 2014 IYF + 20
Margarte O'Brien
Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London

 

2013 Paris

Programme:

10th International LP & R seminar in Paris, France; 17-18th October 2013

Presentations:

Family policy in OECD member states and impact of the crisis
Willem Adema
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development - OECD

Leave policy in OECD member states and impact of the crisis
Olivier Thévenon
Institut national d'études démographiques - INED, Paris

Nordic states
Gudný Björk Eydal and Ingólfur V. Gislason
University of Iceland, Iceland

Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal
Anna Escobedo
University of Barcelona, Spain
Karin Wall
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Central and Eastern Europe or Visegrad countries
Piotr Michon
Poznan University of Economics, Poland

English-speaking world
Margaret O'Brien
Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Marian Baird
University of Sydney, Australia

French Policy: from a French perspective
Sandra Dauphin and Anna Hiltunen
Caisse nationale des allocations familiales (CNAF), Paris

French Policy: from an outside perspective
Laura Merla
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Impact "Taking pappa leave? Great! How will your job get done?"
Companies' gradual accomodation of caregiving fathers in Sweden

Linda Haas
Indiana University-Indianapolis, USA
Philip Hwang
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

How well do Canada's care leave policies and workplace policies and practices support employees with adult or elder care responsibilities?
Donna Lero
University of Guelph, Canada
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay
Télé-university of the University of Quebec, Canada

 

2012 Ljubljana

Programme:

9th International LP & R seminar in Ljubljana, Slovenia; 13-14th September 2012

Presentations:

An introduction to Slovenian geography, population and history, and to Slovenian leave policies
Nada Stropnik
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Situation analysis and identification of needs in the area of family policy
Ružica Boškic and Tatjana Rakar
Social Protection Institute of the Republic of Slovenia

Practices of work-life balance in Slovenia
Aleksandra Kanjuo Mr?ela and Nevenka ?ernigoj Sadar
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Father's take-up of leave in Slovenia
Nada Stropnik and Nataša Kump
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Slovenia and Croatia compared - Discussion from a neighbouring country
Ivana Dobroti?
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Slovenian parental leave - Discussion from a Nordic perspective
Linda Haas
Indiana University, US/Sweden

Father's changing roles: a global overview
Margaret O'Brien
University of East Anglia, UK

International overview of fathers and leave based on 2012 review
Table
Peter Moss
Institute of Education University of London, UK

Nordic fatherhoods: main findings from recent research
Minna Salmi
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Impact of fathers' taking leave on children's lives in Nordic countries
Berit Brandth
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Fathers and leave in Nordic countries: commonalities and differences
Johanna Lammi-Taskula
National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Developments on fathers and leave in France
Jeanne Fagnani
CNRS-IRES, Institut de recherches économiques et sociales, France
Danielle Boyer
CNAF - France

Activating fathers in conservative welfare states? Evidence on outcomes in Germany and Austria
Sonja Blum
Austrian Institute for Family Studies, Austria

Research on parental leave in Spain
Gerardo Meil
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Policy and research developments in Australia
Gillian Whitehouse
University of Queensland

Introduction to leave policies in Japan
Hideki Nakazato
Konan University

Research on the 'daddy month' in Portugal
Karin Wall
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Leave policies from a child rights perspective
Mafalda Leal
Policy Officer, EUROCHILD

Report on developments at OECD, including research on fathers' involvement and historical information on leave legislation
Maria Huerta
OECD

Report on comments from the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on C. 156 on Workers with Family Responsibilities
Reiko Tsushima
ILO

 

2011 Reykjavik

Programme:

8th International LP&R seminar: “High North - Extremely Different?”, Reykjavik, 15-16 September 2011

Presentations:

Iceland – facts and figures
Gyda Margrét Pétursdóttir
Faculty of Political Science, University of Iceland

Icelandic leave policies – special emphasis on fathers
Ingólfur V. Gíslason
University of Iceland

Comparing leave systems in the Nordic Countries
Ann-Zofie Duvander
Demography Unit. Department of Sociology, University of Stockholm; and National Social Insurance Agency
Johanna Lammi-Taskula
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

Nordic childcare policy
Guðný Björk Eydal
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Germany
Sonja Blum
Institut für Politikwissenschaft, University of Münster

Ireland
Eileen Drew
Department of Statistics, Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Finland
Minna Salmi
National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), Helsinki

Leave policies beyond childhood:
Highlights of Eurofound research about workers with care responsibilities for dependent persons

Anna Ludwinek

Research Officer, Quality of Life and Living Conditions, European Foundation for Living and Working Conditions

Discussant:
Donna Lero
Centre for Families, Work and Well-being,University of Guelph, Ontario

The interplay between leave policies and early childhood services:
General Overview
Peter Moss

Thomas Coram Research Unit,Institute of Education University of London

Case study - Slovenia
Nada Stropnik
Institute for Economic Research, Ljubljana

Discussant:
Marta Korintus
Institute of Social Policy and Labour (SZMI), Budapest

The future of leave policies: a personal view
Linda Haas
Department of Sociology,Indiana University-Indianapolis

OECD’s historical data on legislation changes
Olivier Thevenon
Institut National d'Etudes Démographiques

2012 - UN year of work/family
Margaret O’Brien
School of Social Work and Psychosocial Sciences,University of East Anglia, Norwich

 

2010 Bologna

Programme:

7th International LP & R seminar (Bologna 7-8 October 2010) - Leave policies within the family-related policies

Presentations:

Italian leave policies: between progress and stalement
Dino Giovannini
Faculty of Education, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Major economic dimensions of leave policies
Tindara Addabbo
Faculty of Education, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Main results from research among human resource managers in the Emilia-Romagna region
Filippo M. Bocchi
Gruppo Hera

Diversity management: future assets for human resource management
Marco Caputo
Impronta Etica

Reconciliation between work and family in Italy
Francesca Pelaia
Presidency of the Council of the Ministers, Department for family policies

The Swiss parental leave scheme - Current situation and future developments
Isabel Valarino
Laboratory of Life Course Studies, University of Lausanne

National presentation: Austria
Christiane Rille-Pfeiffer
Austrian Institute for Family Studies, University of Vienna

"If I were Prime Minister: Innovative view on leave policies"
Manifesto 1
Fred Deven and Peter Moss

Kenniscentrum WVG (Team WO), Departement Welzijn, Volksgezondheid & Gezin, Brussels
Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education University of London
Manifesto 2
Anna Escobedo
Department of Sociology, University of Barcelona

The view beyond the EU: Australia
Michael Alexander
Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne

The view beyond the EU: Canada
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay and Donna Lero
Télé-université, Université du Québec à Montréal
Centre for Families, Work and Well-being, University of Guelph, Ontario

Publications: Gender equality incentives projects
Tine Rostgaard
Danish National Institute of Social Research, Copenhagen

 

2009 Prague

Programme:

6th International LP & R seminar (Prague 10-11 September 2009) - Leave policies within the family-related policies

Presentations:

Trends in Family Behaviour: Fertility Pattern
Jitka Rychtaríková
Department of Demography and Geodemography
Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

Leave policies within the family policies in the Czech Republic
Jirina Kocourková, Ph.D.
Department of Demography and Geodemography
Faculty of Science
Charles University in Prague

Current leave policy issues in Finland
Minna Salmi and Johanna Lammi-Taskula
National Institute for health and welfare, Finland

The Economics of Leave Policies: researching the cost of parental leave
Margaret O’Brien
Centre for Research on the Child and Family,
University of East Anglia, UK

The economics of leave. Theoretical considerations and empirical evidence
Janneke Plantenga and Jan-Dirk Vlasblom
Utrecht University School of Economics

Recent demographic trends
Jitka Rychtaríková
Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science
Department of Demography and Geodemography

Gender equality incentives
Tine Rostgaard
The Danish Natonal Centre for Social Welfare

Parental leave – new proposal for a Directive
Tobias Müllensiefen
European Commission

Family Policy in Russia: Current Issues
Zhanna Kravchenko
Lund University, Sweden
Södertörn University, Sweden

 

2008 Louvain-la-Neuve

Programme:

5th UCL Campus, Louvain-la-Neuve (13-14 October 2008) International LP&R seminar

Presentations:

A life course approach to leave policies - The Belgian case as example
Amandine Masuy, Fellow researcher FNRS, PhD student in Sociology UCL/KUL

Articulating Work and Family in Belgium : a Gendered Use of Institutional Measures
Bernard Fusulier, Université catholique de Louvain

Articulating Work and Family in Belgium : a Gendered Use of Institutional Measures
Bernard Fusulier, Université catholique de Louvain

The EC Directive on Parental Leave
Bernard Fusulier, University of Louvain

Are career break leaves a solution for the time squeeze? Time use comparisons of men and women with a different work load
Jessie Vandeweyer, Department of Sociology, Research Group TOR

Reconciliation. Current legal framework and plans to amend leave arrangements in the Commission’s work programme DG ‘Employment, Social Affairs, & Equal Opportunities’, Equality, Action against Discrimination: Legal Questions,
Petra Schott

Higher parental benefit as an incentive to fertility increase ?
Jirina Kocourková, Department of Demography and geodemography, Faculty of Science, Charles University

The Politics of Parental Leave in Australia
Marian Baird, Women? Work Research Group, University of Sydney

Legislative Provisions for the Combination of Work and Care in South Africa
Lisa Dancaster: University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

 

2008 Amsterdam

Expert Workshop: Diversity and Leave Arrangements, 14-15 July 2008, Amsterdam

In July 2008 Professor dr. Saskia Keuzenkamp, together with dr. Fred Deven and Prof. Peter Moss, Coordinators of Leave Policies & Research Network convened an expert workshop in Amsterdam.

This Expert workshop studied the relationship between (the specific contents of) leave policies and diversity, including these issues:

  • What differences are there in take up of leaves between different groups of workers, like between women from different ethnic groups, or women who are working in different professions or sectors, or women with differences in household status (like single parents)?
  • How can these differences be explained, focussing especially on the possible influences of the conditions of the policies that define who is and who is not entitled to take leave?
  • How does the payment of the leaves work out for the take up rate in different groups of workers? To what extent do these conditions reinforce the gender gap in the division of labour?
  • Are there differences in the eligibility and take up of leaves between leave policies for parents and leave policies to take care of other dependents? Which groups of workers are better of?

Presentations:

Parental Leave Seminar
Tine Rostgaard

Take-up of leave and part-time work by women from different ethnic groups in the Netherlands
Saskia Keuzenkamp & Hanne Groenendijk

German Leave Reforms: Acknowledging Diversity?

Dimensions of diversity
Peter Moss

Diversity in the provision of parental leave: the case of the Netherlands
Chantal Remery & Janneke Plantenga

Compatibility between work and family for all? Parental leave use among Swedish-born and foreign-born parents
Ann-Zofie Duvander

Fathers and Parental Leave Policies: International comparisons
Margaret O’Brien

 

2007 Budapest

Programme:

4th International Seminar, Budapest 18th-19th October 2007

Presentations:

"Parental policy and the organizational mediation"
Bernard Fusulier, Unit of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Louvain

Leave Policies in Austria
Christiane Rille-Pfeiffer, Austrian Institute for Family Studies

Work-Family Policies. Employers‘ perspective & involvement
Daniel Erler, Germany

The German Family. Policy Shift
Daniel Erler, Germany

Parental Leave, Working time and Work-Family Articulation
Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay, University of Québec in Montréal

You never notice they've left. Fathers on leave in Iceland
Gyða Margrét Pétursdóttir & Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, University of Iceland

Maternity/parental leave duration in Australia – perspectives on optimality
Gillian Whitehouse, University of Queensland

In mother’s roll: employment versus family
Marietta Pongrácz, Hungary

Possibilities of and barriers to the employment of women on child care leave
Mária Frey, Institute for Social Policy and Labour, Hungary

Views of the 22-35 years old population concerning parental leaves and childcare in Hungary
Marta Korintus, Hungary

Leave policy in Poland – opinions of users and employers
Irena E.Kotowska, Warsaw School of Economics
Piotr Michon, Poznan University of Economics

Policies to increase fathers’ use of leave
Peter Moss, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education University of London

Leave Policies: UK update
Margaret O’Brien, Centre for Research on the Child and the Family,University of East Anglia

Family policy work in the OECD
Willem Adema, Asian Social and Health Outreach, OECD

Organizational culture and companies' responsiveness to fathers in Sweden
Linda Haas, Indiana University, USA
C. Philip Hwang, Göteborg University, Sweden

 

2006 Lisbon

Programme:

3rd International Seminar, Lisbon 9-10th November 2006

Presentations:

International network on leave policy and research
Summary of presentations (170 slides)

 

2005 London

Programme:

2nd International Seminar, London 17th-18th November 2005

Presentations:

Leave policy services and early childhood services: cross-national overview
Anna Escobedo, Dpt of Sociology, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona

Recent developments in leave policy in France - 2004 and 2005 reforms
Jeanne Fagnani, France

Hungary. Leave policy and early childhood services
Marta Korintus, National Institute for Family and Social Policy, Hungary

Study of parental leave for the council of Europe
Eileen Drew, Trinity College Dublin

On development in leave policy in Finland (under discussion)
Pentti Takala, Kela - The social Insurance Institution, Finland

Reform Planned for Parental Allowance by the new German Government for 2007
Wolfgang Erler, German Youth Institute

Recent developments in Icelandic leave policies
Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, Associate Professor & Gyda Margret Petursdottir, MA, PhD-student. Faculty of Social Science, University of Iceland

Leave policies for mothers and fathers: children's well-being & perspectives
Margaret O'Brien, Centre for Research on the Child and Family

Life course savings scheme in the Netherlands
Hanne Groenendijk, Policy advisor, Ministry of Social Affairs & Employment

Development in leave policy in Norway
Berit Brandth, Dpt. of sociology and Political Science, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Leave policy -Recent developments in de UK
Peter Moss, Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education University of London

Childcare Policies and ECCE in Developing Countries
Hye-Jin Park, Section for Early Childhood and Inclusive Education, UNESCO Paris