Annual seminars


2016 Madrid


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


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