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Completed project

Fathers’ use of the father’s quota and parental benefit

Project period September 2016 - December 2016
Project employer Ministry of Children and Equality
Project nr. 10185
Project leader Ragni Hege Kitterød

Project Aim

In the project we investigated the characteristics of fathers who do not make use of the entire father’s quota in the parental leave scheme in Norway, why these fathers do not make use of the entire father’s quota, and what would make them use more of it.

Project Approach

The project had three parts:

1. A literature review or previous research on these topics in Norway

2. Empirical analyses based on Norwegian registry data of the proportion and characteristics of fathers who do not use the entire father’s quota

3. In depth interviews with fathers who have note used the entire fathers’ quota


Kitterød, Ragni Hege; Halrynjo, Sigtona & Østbakken, Kjersti Misje (2017). Pappaperm? Fedre som ikke tar fedrekvote – hvor mange, hvem og hvorfor?. Rapport – Institutt for samfunnsforskning. 2017:2.


Sigtona Halrynjo PhD Senior Resarch Fellow +47 481 21 698 Send e-mail
Ragni Hege Kitterød Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 950 50 375 Send e-mail
Kjersti Misje Østbakken PhD Research Director, Work and Welfare +47 991 62 556 Send e-mail
Tags: Gender Equality
Published Oct. 14, 2016 1:00 PM - Last modified Dec. 10, 2018 3:23 PM