New report published: International Review on Leave Policies and Related Research
Luxembourg among 45 countries to share research developments in workplace cultures, fertility decline and links between parental leave and early childhood education and care
The 2019 annual review ‘International Review on Leave Policies and Related Research’ by the International Network on Leave Policies and Research is now available. LISER researcher, Marie Valentova, represents Luxembourg in the international network which consists of over 60 members, all of whom are experts on leave issues and who come from 45 countries across the world.
This 2019 publication covers Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy. The review provides details of different types of leave; the relationship between leave policy and early childhood education and care policy; recent policy developments; information on take-up of leave in Luxembourg.
The announcement of the publication of the 2019 annual review came with two new countries joining the publication: Chile and Cyprus. The 45 countries now include:
The full country list is: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Uruguay
More about the International Network on Leave Policies and Research
The 60 members of network bring not only expertise to the network, but great commitment and enthusiasm, enabling the group to grow and flourish without any regular source of external funding and to provide a unique forum for exchange, dialogue and collaboration on issues of care, employment and gender.
The network holds yearly seminars (programme 2019) focusing on leave policies in a host country and wider cutting edge international developments in leave policy and research (care across the life course; workplace cultures; links between parental leave and early childhood education and care; fathers and leave policies; fertility decline). Representatives from intergovernmental organisations (e.g. OECD, EU) and relevant national government departments are present at these seminars.
The Network publishes an international leave policy review, with country updates and cross-national tables. The review is a unique policy and academic resource, widely used by academics, students and organisations.