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Determinants of Parental Leave Uptake among Fathers

Kangas, Maria LU (2016) EKHM51 20161
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Fathers in the Nordic countries were among the first in the world to gain the right to paid parental leave. The overall uptake has however been low, despite various attempts to increase it. This paper compares characteristics of fathers in four Nordic countries, to identify important determinants of parental leave uptake. The relationships were tested using logistic regression models. Support for theories regarding household division of labor and household bargaining was found: the socio-economic position of the father, but also the spouse was positively correlated with the probability of parental leave uptake of the father.
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author
Kangas, Maria LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A Comparative Study of Four Nordic Countries
course
EKHM51 20161
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
parental leave, logistic regression, socioeconomic status, fatherhood, household division of labor
language
English
id
8884178
date added to LUP
2016-09-19 13:26:00
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2016-09-19 13:26:00
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  abstract     = {Fathers in the Nordic countries were among the first in the world to gain the right to paid parental leave. The overall uptake has however been low, despite various attempts to increase it. This paper compares characteristics of fathers in four Nordic countries, to identify important determinants of parental leave uptake. The relationships were tested using logistic regression models. Support for theories regarding household division of labor and household bargaining was found: the socio-economic position of the father, but also the spouse was positively correlated with the probability of parental leave uptake of the father.},
  author       = {Kangas, Maria},
  keyword      = {parental leave,logistic regression,socioeconomic status,fatherhood,household division of labor},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Determinants of Parental Leave Uptake among Fathers},
  year         = {2016},
}