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FATHERS’ PARTICIPATION IN PARENTAL LEAVE: THE CASE OF UKRAINE

Checherynda, Daria LU (2012) SIMV21 20121
Graduate School
Abstract
The possibility of fathers to take parental leave in order to be involved in childcare is introduced in many countries. This thesis examines fathers’ use of parental leave in Ukraine. The analysis of Ukrainian welfare is made with focus on the issue of care and is implemented by applying theories of welfare and care regimes. The method of semi-structured interviews was chosen for the qualitative research conducted in order to find out what influences the decision of couples when considering who should go on parental leave. Among factors that have influenced the decision of parents regarding parental leave, four main categories were distinguished: stereotypes about traditional gender roles; (dis)approval by their social surroundings;... (More)
The possibility of fathers to take parental leave in order to be involved in childcare is introduced in many countries. This thesis examines fathers’ use of parental leave in Ukraine. The analysis of Ukrainian welfare is made with focus on the issue of care and is implemented by applying theories of welfare and care regimes. The method of semi-structured interviews was chosen for the qualitative research conducted in order to find out what influences the decision of couples when considering who should go on parental leave. Among factors that have influenced the decision of parents regarding parental leave, four main categories were distinguished: stereotypes about traditional gender roles; (dis)approval by their social surroundings; father’s motivation to be involved in childcare; and employment conditions of both parents. (Less)
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author
Checherynda, Daria LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV21 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Parental leave, childcare, fathers, Ukraine, family policy
language
English
id
2733959
date added to LUP
2012-06-11 09:34:45
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2012-06-11 09:34:45
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  abstract     = {The possibility of fathers to take parental leave in order to be involved in childcare is introduced in many countries. This thesis examines fathers’ use of parental leave in Ukraine. The analysis of Ukrainian welfare is made with focus on the issue of care and is implemented by applying theories of welfare and care regimes. The method of semi-structured interviews was chosen for the qualitative research conducted in order to find out what influences the decision of couples when considering who should go on parental leave. Among factors that have influenced the decision of parents regarding parental leave, four main categories were distinguished: stereotypes about traditional gender roles; (dis)approval by their social surroundings; father’s motivation to be involved in childcare; and employment conditions of both parents.},
  author       = {Checherynda, Daria},
  keyword      = {Parental leave,childcare,fathers,Ukraine,family policy},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {FATHERS’ PARTICIPATION IN PARENTAL LEAVE: THE CASE OF UKRAINE},
  year         = {2012},
}