Post-birth employment leave among fathers in Britain and the United States
Kaufman, Gayle, Lyonette, Clare, 1960- and Crompton, Rosemary. (2010) Post-birth employment leave among fathers in Britain and the United States. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, Vol.8 (No.3). pp. 321-340. ISSN 1537-6680Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3149/fth.0803.321
This study examines fathers' use of family leave in Britain and the US. Using data from interviews with 83 working fathers in Britain and the United States, we find that almost all fathers take some leave, but British fathers take more leave on average while American fathers demonstrate a wider range of leave time. Much of this has to do with the national context within which these men experience becoming a father. British fathers commonly took one week of paid leave, a taken for granted benefit. Most American fathers, faced with unpaid leave, used vacation days to take time off around the birth of their child. In some cases, it was unclear how leave was counted. Other themes include difficulties with "family unfriendly" employers and the desire for more time off and better leave policies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Fathers -- Great Britain, Fathers -- United States, Parental leave -- Great Britain, Parental leave -- United States|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers|
|Publisher:||Men's Studies Press|
|Page Range:||pp. 321-340|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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