19th Annual Seminar 2022


19th International Network on Leave Policies & Research Annual Seminar

Why does leave matter and for whom? Consequences and inequalities of leave policies

June 21-22, 2022


Programme and Presentations 2022

Tuesday 21/06/2022

10:00-11:15 AM

A Patchwork System: National, State, and Local Leave Policies within the United States

Welcome to the US: Dean Debra McPhee, 

Welcome from the US Team and logistics

Greeting by US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Washington State Senator June Robinson

Deputy Mayor of New York City Dr. Anne William-Isom, J.D.

Overview of Leave Policies in the United States - Richard Petts, Gayle Kaufman, Cassandra Engemen & Shirley Gabel

11:15-11:30 AM Break

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

Consequences of Family Policies

Parental leave policies and labour markets outcomes for women and men in Lithuania - Ruta Braziene

Parental leave policy, take-up consequences and changing normative beliefs: Evidence from a vignette experiment - Marie-Fleur Philipp, Pia S. Schober, Silke Büchau, C. Katharina Spiess

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch

1:30-2:30 PM

Leave and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leave as a strategy to cope with childcare responsibilities during Covid-19 pandemic among working parents - Anna Kurowska, Andrea Doucet, Ann-Zofie Duvander, Cassandra Engeman, Sylvia Fuller,  Shirley Gatenio Gabel, Raffaelle Guetto, Gayle Kaufman, Eleonora Miaci, Richard Petts, Thordis Reimer

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the take-up of parental leave in Finland - Johanna Lammi-Taskula and Johanna Närvi 

2:30-2:45 PM Break

2:45-4 PM

Comparative policy analysis

Explaining the discrepancy between laws and practices of paid maternity leave in the Global South - Keonhi Son

Access to parenting leaves for recent immigrants: a cross-national comparison - Ann-Zofie Duvander and Alison Koslowski

Childcare by fathers in the context of active father-oriented policies - Tine Rostgaard and Gudny Eydal


Wednesday 22/06/2022

9:45-10:30 AM

Leave policies in Canada

Canada update (with a focus on Quebec) - Sophie Mathieu and Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

Fathers and parental leave in Québec; Results from recent surveys with fathers and employers - Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay

10:30-11:45 AM

Inequalities and Leave Policies

Leave policy and inequalities: Reconfiguring leave as a social right? - Sonja Blum, Ivana Dobrotić and Alison Koslowski

Equal rights of both parents to paid parental leave in Iceland: The 2021 policy and leave use after the revision - Ásdís Aðalbjörg Arnalds and Guðný Björk Eydal 

Do unpaid parental leave schemes hurt mother’s wages? Evidence from Spain - Irene Lapuerta

11:45 AM -12:45 PM  Lunch

12:45- 2 PM

Use of and Evaluating Leave Provisions

The impact of Birth leave reform on take-up rates in Spain - Gerardo Meil and Anna Escobedo

Family leave after Brexit: Losses and gains for British working parents - Margaret O’Brien

The effects and outcomes of Australia’s paid parental leave policy: evaluating a decade of evidence – Marian Baird

2:00-2:15 PM Farewell

2:30-3:30 PM Business Meeting