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Haas, L. & Hwang, P. (2019). Policy is not enough: the influence of the gendered workplace on fathers' use of parental leave in Sweden. Community, Work and Family, 22(1), 58-76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Policy is not enough: the influence of the gendered workplace on fathers' use of parental leave in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 58-76Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Paid parental leave for fathers is a promising social policy tool for degendering the division of labor for childcare. Swedish fathers have had the right to paid parental leave since 1974, but they take only one-fourth of leave days parents take. There are strong cultural norms supporting involved fatherhood, so couples typically want to share leave more than they do. This article explores how workplaces can constrain Swedish fathers' use of state leave policy, in ways that fathers can take for granted, a topic that has received less attention than individual or family-related obstacles. Based on interviews with 56 employees in five large private companies, we found that masculine workplace norms can make it difficult for fathers to choose to take much leave, while aspects of traditional workplace structure building on these norms can negatively affect fathers' capabilities of taking much leave. Workplace culture and structure seemed to be based on assumptions that the ideal worker should prioritize work and has limited caregiving responsibilities, setting limits to fathers' ability to share leave with mothers. Gender theorists suggest such assumptions persist because of male dominance at the workplace and the endurance of gendered assumptions about the roles of men and women.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
Sweden, parental leave, fathers, companies
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14912 (URN)10.1080/13668803.2018.1495616 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. & Nilsson, B. (2019). Utvecklingspsykologi. Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvecklingspsykologi
2019 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2019. p. 420
Keywords
Utvecklingspsykologi, Ungdomspsykologi, Barnpsykologi
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14913 (URN)9789127826977 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Haas, L. & Hwang, P. (2019). Workplace support and European fathers' use of state policies promoting shared childcare. Community, Work and Family, 22(1), 1-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Workplace support and European fathers' use of state policies promoting shared childcare
2019 (English)In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 1-22Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Social policies such as paternity leave and parental leave offer fathers the opportunity to be more involved in childcare than earlier generations of fathers. While such policies are increasingly offered by governments around the world, research by the International Network on Leave Policies and Research shows that many European fathers do not take advantage of these benefits, despite fathers' growing interest in participation in early childcare. This article introduces a special issue devoted to understanding how the workplace can impact European fathers' interest in and abilities to take leave, a topic that has received relatively little research attention. The articles in the special issue suggest that barriers to European fathers' leavetaking are deeply embedded in workplace culture and work practices and will be difficult to eradicate without a dramatic challenge to the concept of the male ideal worker, who prioritizes work above family.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
Keywords
European fathers, workplace support, paternity leave, parental leave
National Category
Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14911 (URN)10.1080/13668803.2018.1556204 (DOI)
Available from: 2020-01-24 Created: 2020-01-24 Last updated: 2020-01-24Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. (2018). Förord (1. uppl.ed.). In: Johansson, Thomas & Sorbring, Emma (Ed.), Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap: grundläggande perspektiv. Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förord
2018 (Swedish)In: Barn- och ungdomsvetenskap: grundläggande perspektiv / [ed] Johansson, Thomas & Sorbring, Emma, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, 1. uppl.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018 Edition: 1. uppl.
Keywords
Barn - forskning; ungdomar - forskning
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13357 (URN)9789147113071 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-10-23Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. (2018). Förord. In: Moderna familjer: barn och föräldrar i nya konstellationer. Stockholm: Natur och kultur
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2018 (Swedish)In: Moderna familjer: barn och föräldrar i nya konstellationer, Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018
Keywords
Föräldrar och barn; Föräldraskap
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13386 (URN)9789127819184 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-01-09 Created: 2019-01-09 Last updated: 2019-10-23Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P., Frisén, A. & Nilsson, B. (2018). Ungdomar och unga vuxna: utveckling och livsvillkor. Stockholm: Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ungdomar och unga vuxna: utveckling och livsvillkor
2018 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2018. p. 276
Keywords
Ungdomar; unga vuxna; ungdomspsykologi
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13356 (URN)9789127822450 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-28 Created: 2018-12-28 Last updated: 2019-10-23Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. & Frisén, A. (2017). Barns psykologiska utveckling: från nyfödd till skola. In: Pramling, N., Lindgren, A-L.& Säljö, R. (Ed.), Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare (pp. 75-90). Malmö: Gleerups
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barns psykologiska utveckling: från nyfödd till skola
2017 (Swedish)In: Förskolan och barns utveckling: Grundbok för förskollärare / [ed] Pramling, N., Lindgren, A-L.& Säljö, R., Malmö: Gleerups , 2017, p. 75-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Gleerups, 2017
Keywords
Utvecklingspsykologi, barn, förskola
National Category
Learning Social Work
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Psychology; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Pedagogics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11834 (URN)978-91-40-69463-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. (2017). Framing Childhood: Century of the Child. In: : . Paper presented at Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Berlin, 26th of September, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Framing Childhood: Century of the Child
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Fatherhood, childhood
National Category
Social Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11831 (URN)
Conference
Seminar organized by the Nordic Embassies in collaboration with Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Berlin, 26th of September, 2017
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
Duvander, A.-Z., Haas, L. & Hwang, P. (2017). Sweden country note. In: Koslowski A., Blum S. and Moss P. (eds.) (Ed.), International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2017: (pp. 1-9). Wien: Austrian Institute for Family Studies University of Vienna
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden country note
2017 (English)In: International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2017 / [ed] Koslowski A., Blum S. and Moss P. (eds.), Wien: Austrian Institute for Family Studies University of Vienna , 2017, p. 1-9Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wien: Austrian Institute for Family Studies University of Vienna, 2017
Keywords
Leave policies, Parents
National Category
Social Psychology
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11833 (URN)
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
Hwang, P. (2016). Fatherhood: Organizational Change and Gender Equity. In: : . Paper presented at Research seminar on the role of fathers for children’s socio-emotional development. University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 26, 2016..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fatherhood: Organizational Change and Gender Equity
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keywords
Fatherhood, parents, gender
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Child and Youth studies; SOCIAL SCIENCE, Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11830 (URN)
Conference
Research seminar on the role of fathers for children’s socio-emotional development. University of Copenhagen, Denmark, August 26, 2016.
Available from: 2017-11-28 Created: 2017-11-28 Last updated: 2019-02-18Bibliographically approved
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