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Just making fathers take parental leave won’t solve much

Greater workplace gender balance needs broader approach

  • Maeve McElwee
  • The Irish Times

Achieving greater gender balance and equality in the workforce has been a long-standing policy and economic priority. The proposed Parental Leave and Benefit Bill announced last week is a small step in the…

The measure, which would introduce two additional weeks of parental leave benefit for both parents within the first 52 weeks, seeks to begin a rebalancing of the share of responsibility placed on women for the…

The Bill, however, has not met with universal support including discordant reactions in terms of wages forgone by men taking the…

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