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The Feed’s Jan Fran argues that Australia should look to Sweden and beyond when it comes to parental leave.

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So a few weeks back a friend of mine got married and naturally summoned a group of her closest girlfriends to an evening of cocktails and cock straws to mark perhaps what is the most important stop on the Capitalist Express to holy matrimony – the hens night.

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During the evening another of my recently married friends began talking about her partner and how he wanted to have kids and how she wasn’t ready and how he definitely was and how she preferred to wait and OMG the clock!  But she assured us that should she have a baby – and I’m paraphrasing here – he’d be a good dad, ya know, he would help me.

Humour me for a moment and imagine this was a scene from a film. In a slow moving shot we see a row of heads nodding agreeably and then we come to mine; moving left to right like some porcelain fair clown. I didn’t need to tell any of the ladies in that slow moving shot what happens when two people love each other (or meet for the first time in a toilet cubicle.) They know very well it takes two to make a baby and yet no one brought up the idea that – at least in the first year of a child’s life – it also takes two to raise one.

There’s a wide held belief in this country that baby rearing is women’s work and the man, if he’s a good dad, helps and if he’s not, presumably skips town to be with his mistress. The more common experience of a new Australian father though is to observe the daily events pertaining to his spawn from a comfortable distance, usually the workplace, where – according to an OECD Report from March this year[1] – new Australian fathers tend to remain. The report showed that only 1 in every 50 Australian men takes parental leave.  That’s two per cent.

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cual es la mejor plataforma para opciones binarias Now there are a number of reasons for this; perhaps the man is paid more and this sudden reliance on a single income dictates the person bringing home the most bacon continues to do so; perhaps some families still hold on to traditional gender roles of man as provider and woman as nurturer; perhaps breastfeeding is a thing and, well, dudes can’t do that so they may as well be useful elsewhere. Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps! All of these reasons, while keeping men in the workplace, conspire to keep women out.

http://cardigansarah.com/?sinevo=opzioni-binarie-pattern-candlestick opzioni binarie pattern candlestick Which brings me to Sweden. Another friend of mine (and yes this article is based entirely on quips my friends make) recently came back from Sweden and described it as quote-unquote “hotter and better” and when it comes to female participation in the country’s workforce the latter at least is certainly true. According to OECD figures from 2014[2], about 80 per cent of Swedish women aged 16-64 are employed or looking for work, compared to 70 per cent in Australia.

Sildenafil Citrate på nätet säkert In Sweden not only do more women work but more men stay home because Sweden has a long history (theoretically anyway) of dividing parenting duties evenly between men and women. In 1974 Sweden became the first country in the world to replace maternity leave with parental leave – six months split between both parents. Now back then men could defer their half to the women which most would do until something rather unusual happened in 1995.

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opciones binarias desde 10 euros The country introduced a ‘use it or lose it’ leave policy. One month of parental leave was reserved for the father and if it didn’t get used, it disappeared. In 2002 it became two months and as of this year it’s three. So as it currently stands, Swedish parents receive 480 days of shared leave per child (at 80 per cent of salary), which can be split between both parents but 90 of those days – that’s three months – can only be used by the father.  So if you’re a dude, and both a baby and three months of parental leave land in your lap, you’re liable to think, well I may as well not let them go to waste amirite?! And that’s exactly what happened.

opzioni binarie 30 sec In 1974 Swedish men claimed only 0.5 per cent of parental leave, now they claim 25 per cent.  The Economist[3] estimated that around 90 per cent of Swedish fathers take parental leave. In 2013 it estimated 340,000 dads – or latte pappas as they’ve come to be affectionately known – spent around seven weeks each with their children.

opzioni binarie sonia salerno per principianti Now if I were a Swedish bird I’d be pretty chuffed; one because my partner would end up spending quality time with his kids and two because my employer would be no more wary of me being of ‘child-bearing’ age then they would my partner. Ahh equality: where everyone loses equally.

trading online minor spread But I’m not Swedish, I’m Australian and in Australia the ‘primary carer’ is entitled to 18 weeks of parental leave at the minimum wage. (We also have so-called ‘daddy leave’, which is two weeks of minimum wage pay reserved solely for the father.) Now I find our parental leave policy problematic, not because its only 18 weeks at minimum pay (that’s another discussion) but because of the term ‘primary carer’– the idea that there’s one parent who parents more; that there’s a primary and a secondary, a do-er and a helper.

http://ekja.ee/?sekvoya=aiuto-e-reale-autopzionibinarie-qualcuno-ha-provato-veramente aiuto e reale autopzionibinarie qualcuno ha provato veramente The Swedish model, while by no means perfect, is at least borne of the idea that it takes two people to make a baby and two people to raise one. It seeks to encourage men to play as equal a role in raising their children as women. Now that wont happen here until both attitudes and policies change and if we were wondering which change should come first we’d find Sweden has already answered that question.

ثنائي الخيار مسرد [1] http://www.oecd.org/gender/parental-leave-where-are-the-fathers.pdf

binäre optionen automatische software [2] https://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=LFS_SEXAGE_I_R#

where can i buy cytotec no prescription in Victorville California [3] http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/07/economist-explains-15