EUPPCL 2012. Microdatos de la Encuesta sobre uso de permisos parentales y sus consecuencias laborales. Microdata from the Survey on the Use of Parental Leave and their Labor Consequences (2012)
This is a survey that we conducted in 2012 among 1,130 couples whose children were between 3 and 8 years old, residing in Madrid and its metropolitan area. The questionnaire had a closed structure and was divided into three parts: the first one had 7 common questions for both parents (household characteristics); the second part had 39 questions to be filled out by the mother; and the third part had 46 questions for the father. The objective was to gather information (from the mother and father) about how they organized (after birth) the care tasks of the child who had given them the questionnaire from the school (the reference child). The various blocks of questions dealt with topics such as: who used childbirth leaves; how long they lasted; what kind of leave (paternity leave, maternity leave, breastfeeding leave, unpaid parental leave, vacation days...); when was the baby born (before or after the entry into force of the 13-day paternity leave); what were the socio-labour characteristics of partners; how did they distribute the different childcare tasks; what gender attitude did they have; and what problems or barriers did they face when they tried to make care and professional life compatible.