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The public–private split rearticulated: abolishment of the Danish daddy leave

Anette Borchorst

in Politicising parenthood in Scandinavia

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346452
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346452.003.0005
The public–private split rearticulated: abolishment of the Danish daddy leave

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This chapter examines the Danish case of politicising fatherhood. It provides some background information on the abolishment of the daddy quota by the right-wing government in Denmark. It addresses the timing of different policies that influenced changes in the position of women from the 1960s and looks at the policies of gender equality. Finally, a lengthy historical perspective on the parliamentary negotiations on maternity and paternity leave is included.

Keywords: Denmark; daddy quota; abolishment; gender equality; historical perspective; parliamentary negotiations; maternity leave; paternity leave

Chapter.  7825 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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