Fathers, care and family policy in France : an unfinished revolution?

Milner, S. and Gregory, A. 2015, 'Fathers, care and family policy in France : an unfinished revolution?' , Families, Relationships and Societies . (Submitted)

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Abstract

This article reviews policy debates and output on employment rights for fathers in France, focusing on paternity leave and the debates leading to reform of leave in 2014. Since the extension of paternity leave to 10 days in 2002, take-up has increased but a minority of fathers, particularly those in managerial positions, find it difficult to access. The new law on parental leave enjoys public support but has been politically controversial. Policy debates around paternity and parental leave indicate an unfinished revolution in French family policy and law. Evidence of attitudinal change and workplace initiatives suggests that existing tensions are inevitable given the strength of a 'hyper-maternalised' policy tradition and also that such tensions may themselves be part of a longer-term process of 'lagged adaptation'.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: Families, Relationships and Societies
Publisher: Policy Press
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2046-7435
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Abigail Gregory
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 11:09
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 08:45
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33864

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