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Policies Promoting Active Fatherhood in Five Nordic Countries

Fathers, Childcare and Work: Cultures, Practices and Policies

ISBN: 978-1-78743-042-6, eISBN: 978-1-78743-041-9

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 1 June 2018

Abstract

Results show that while all Nordic governments promote a dual-earner/dual-carer social democratic welfare state model emphasizing the active participation of fathers in the care of their children, variations exist in policy and practices. Care policies and entitlements to a father quota of paid parental leave are a defining factor for enhancing fathers’ role in care of their children and the findings show that Nordic fathers are making use of their quota and gradually increasing their share in taking leave for the care of young children.

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Acknowledgements

Acknowledgments

We wish to thank our Nordic colleagues that took part in the book Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States – Comparing Policies and Practices (Policy Press, 2014) as well as REASSESS and NOS-HS for their support.

Citation

Eydal, G.B. and Rostgaard, T. (2018), "Policies Promoting Active Fatherhood in Five Nordic Countries", Musumeci, R. and Santero, A. (Ed.) Fathers, Childcare and Work: Cultures, Practices and Policies (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 12), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 257-279. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520180000012011

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