Anna Escobedo

Anna Escobedo
University of Barcelona | UB · Department of Sociology

Political Economy and Socioloy

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Maternity Leave was established in 1917 within the Mexican Constitution, but Paternity Leave was only introduced in 2012. In this chapter, drawing on a review of 85 legislative initiatives presented to the Mexican Congress since 2012 and relating the national experience to wider Latin American academic debates, we analyse present challenges to impr...
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This contribution addresses the challenge of reviewing Southern European welfare states by analysing how developments in leave policies are generating common or divergent trends across Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece. These societies offer a mixture of family patterns and family policies. Over the last decade they have developed significant work-...
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We start by comparing the childcare systems in the 11 European cities, looking particularly at whether the childcare provision in these cities follows national provision levels or not. We then focus on analyzing the relationships between local and national childcare policies in four European cities: Bologna (Italy) and Terrassa (Spain) from Souther...
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Empirical research into the factors determining female employment has given rise to a lot of interpretations regarding the cultural, institutional and individual effects on women’s employment patterns in different countries based on the analysis of individual characteristics and the effects of macro conditions (Del Boca et al., 2009; Fortin, 2005;...
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In the ongoing debate on changing family models as a result of the decline of the male breadwinner family model, the main focus has generally been placed on a possible shift towards a dual, full-time, adult worker model with a more equal gender balance and where fathers are expected to devote more time to the care of children (Lewis, Campbell and H...
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In this article we analyse in the first place the different employment impact of fatherhood and motherhood. The analysis of longitudinal data from the Spanish Social Security shows how the birth of the first child is a turning point from which there appears to be a divergence between male and female employment trajectories so that for fathers this...
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In the last 15 years, the need to enhance measures and services in support of families with young children has gained much attention, and has become an explicit European target, in connection with the European Employment Strategy and as a specification of the Lisbon Social Agenda. The increase in coverage of early childcare facilities is considered...
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This contribution shows how from the 1970s progressively more gender-neutral family-related leave has been in development in welfare states as a key piece of the emerging care and work arrangements in society. Leave arrangements for working parents and informal carers in European policy have become a regulatory mechanism of the changing relationshi...
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This chapter explores the diversity of leave policy models in contemporary European society. Seven empirically based ideal types are identified by looking at data for the 22 countries on leave systems, early childhood services and maternal and couples’ employment patterns. We address the complex interplay between leave systems and work-family, gend...
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The Social Politics of Fatherhood in Spain and France: A Comparative Analysis of Parental Leave and Shared Residence The article provides a comparative analysis of policy developments on leaves for fathers and joint custody in Spain and France in the last decade. These two types of measures have been selected because they are both widely recognised...
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Elaboració dels continguts per a les bases del futur Pla Integral de suport a la família Barcelona: Secretaria de Família, Departament de Benestar i Família, Generalitat de Catalunya
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Welfare state and family policy in Southern Europe has been much researched and analysed, however there has been no systematic effort to look, in an historical context, at the evolution of policies and the paths taken by the countries. As in other European countries, Spain and Portugal have moved away from the policies focusing on the ‘traditional’...
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WILCO Publication no. 06 This report is part of Work Package 2 of the research project entitled "Welfare innovations at the local level in favour of cohesion" (WILCO). WILCO aims to examine, through cross-national comparative research, how local welfare systems affect social inequalities and how they favour social cohesion, with a special focus on...
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SUMARIO: 1. Introducción: Un sistema familiar más diverso e igualitario.– 2. Las licencias parentales y por motivos familiares pueden servir para redistribuir el tiempo de trabajo y el tiempo de cuidado a lo largo de la vida.– 3. Panorámica internacional de los sistemas de licencias parentales desde la perspectiva de la igualdad de oportunidades.–...
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Llicències laborals, flexibilitat en el treball i serveis d'atenció infantil són tres elements importants a l'hora de conciliar el treball remunerat i la vida familiar en l'etapa de criança dels fills petits. Aquest article versa sobre els sistemes de llicències parentals a tres països de la Unió Europea: Dinamarca, Finlàndia i Espanya. En una prim...

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