Work and family reconciliation is a key issue for many countries; in Italy, it is also an important and crucial challenge. Though initially considered a predominantly female issue impacting the maternal employment rate, the importance of fathers in the family domain is now widely acknowledged in policy discourses (such as leave policies). However, an emphasis on ‘fathers’ rights’ has not yet produced the expected improvements in term of men’s sharing care responsibilities and fathers’ involvement in children’s lives. This paper first describes the legislative context along with data on the use of leaves by employed parents. Then three company case studies in the North of Italy are presented and analysed, where both managers and fathers were interviewed to understand the facilitators and barriers for fathers’ leave-taking within companies.

Bosoni, M. L., Mazzucchelli, S., The invisible gap between public policy and company practices in supporting fatherhood: the Italian case, <<COMMUNITY, WORK & FAMILY>>, 2018; (22/2): 193-208 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/115490]

The invisible gap between public policy and company practices in supporting fatherhood: the Italian case

Maria Letizia Bosoni
Primo
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Sara Mazzucchelli
Secondo
2018

Abstract

Work and family reconciliation is a key issue for many countries; in Italy, it is also an important and crucial challenge. Though initially considered a predominantly female issue impacting the maternal employment rate, the importance of fathers in the family domain is now widely acknowledged in policy discourses (such as leave policies). However, an emphasis on ‘fathers’ rights’ has not yet produced the expected improvements in term of men’s sharing care responsibilities and fathers’ involvement in children’s lives. This paper first describes the legislative context along with data on the use of leaves by employed parents. Then three company case studies in the North of Italy are presented and analysed, where both managers and fathers were interviewed to understand the facilitators and barriers for fathers’ leave-taking within companies.
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Bosoni, M. L., Mazzucchelli, S., The invisible gap between public policy and company practices in supporting fatherhood: the Italian case, <>, 2018; (22/2): 193-208 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/115490]
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