Parental leave

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The term parental leave is used in Austria, the catchphrase describes efforts in family policy that, in addition to the mothers, fathers increasingly also take care of their small children .

The concept of paternity leave goes beyond paternity leave as early leave after the birth. By expansion of the children - or parental leave benefits to working fathers, when they are at least several months karen grace leave, the entitlement to child benefit increases over the period beyond which the social policy has traditionally provided for young mothers. In addition, there are other forms of temporary interruption or reduction in work intended for family care regardless of the age of the children.

The parental leave comes from the Scandinavian social models, so the Swedish model provides for several forms of temporary employment interruption or reduction for family care regardless of the age of the children, with wage replacement benefits. It is taken as a model in Central Europe, for example in Austria.

The legal regulation is the Fathers Parental Leave Act .

See also

Web links

Wiktionary: Parental leave  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Sabine Beckmann: The shared work? Possibilities of a socio-political control of the care behavior of men . In: Journal of Family Research . 19th year, issue 3. Verlag Barbara Budrich, Leverkusen 2007, p. 371-392 . Lecture in: Christina Luef: The concern about unpaid work. The influence of social policy regulations on the distribution of unpaid work between men and women . In: Information service of the Austrian Institute for Family Research, University of Vienna (Ed.): Or . No. 01/08 ( pdf , [accessed October 17, 2019]).
  2. Father Parental Leave Act - VKG. Legal information system of the Republic of Austria , accessed on December 8, 2015 (current version).