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Daddies pushing strollers: How family policies can affect gender equality: A case study of parental leave reforms in France

Duminy, Natacha LU (2017) SIMV18 20171
Graduate School
Abstract
Because gender inequalities in the private sphere have for consequences the development of a second-class citizenship for women, aiming for gender equality in the private sphere is fundamental in order to tend towards equality in the society as a whole. Yet, it is a complex goal to reach. Indeed, family policies are only a small part of a system where social, economic and cultural factors are intertwined in the making of a gender regime. Nonetheless, family policies are the main political tool to make evolve relationships within the nuclear family, especially when they create specific incentives for men to be more implicated in the private sphere thus, freeing women from bearing this burden alone.
For radical feminists, it is only by... (More)
Because gender inequalities in the private sphere have for consequences the development of a second-class citizenship for women, aiming for gender equality in the private sphere is fundamental in order to tend towards equality in the society as a whole. Yet, it is a complex goal to reach. Indeed, family policies are only a small part of a system where social, economic and cultural factors are intertwined in the making of a gender regime. Nonetheless, family policies are the main political tool to make evolve relationships within the nuclear family, especially when they create specific incentives for men to be more implicated in the private sphere thus, freeing women from bearing this burden alone.
For radical feminists, it is only by freeing women from oppression in the private sphere that gender equality can fully be achieved in the public sphere as well. In this optic, the ultimate tool of the policymakers in order to create gender equality is to develop instruments giving strong incentives for men to ensure the role of caregiver: creating strong incentives to take paternity leave seem to be the solution. (Less)
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Duminy, Natacha LU
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SIMV18 20171
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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gender equality, Family policies, parental leave, paternity leave, radical feminism
language
English
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8922746
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  abstract     = {Because gender inequalities in the private sphere have for consequences the development of a second-class citizenship for women, aiming for gender equality in the private sphere is fundamental in order to tend towards equality in the society as a whole. Yet, it is a complex goal to reach. Indeed, family policies are only a small part of a system where social, economic and cultural factors are intertwined in the making of a gender regime. Nonetheless, family policies are the main political tool to make evolve relationships within the nuclear family, especially when they create specific incentives for men to be more implicated in the private sphere thus, freeing women from bearing this burden alone. 
For radical feminists, it is only by freeing women from oppression in the private sphere that gender equality can fully be achieved in the public sphere as well. In this optic, the ultimate tool of the policymakers in order to create gender equality is to develop instruments giving strong incentives for men to ensure the role of caregiver: creating strong incentives to take paternity leave seem to be the solution.},
  author       = {Duminy, Natacha},
  keyword      = {gender equality,Family policies,parental leave,paternity leave,radical feminism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Daddies pushing strollers: How family policies can affect gender equality: A case study of parental leave reforms in France},
  year         = {2017},
}