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Completed project

Family policies: Fathers’ quota, sharing of parental leave among mothers and fathers and cash-for-childcare.

Project period 2015 - 2016
Project employer Barne-, likestillings- og inkluderingsdepartementet
Project nr. 10126

Project Purpose

The purpose of the project was to review existing research on paternity leave, effects of mothers' and fathers’ sharing of parental leave and the use of cash-for-childcare. Every year a large amount of money is transferred to parents of young children through these schemes. The design of the schemes affects parents' adaptation at the intersection of labour force participation and childcare.

Project Results

The Ministry for Children, Equality and Social Inclusion wanted a review of existing research on family policy transmission schemes. The project has reviewed the existing research on the impacts of the various family policy schemes and assessed the strengths and limitations of research from Norway and other Nordic countries, published in 2010-2015. Knowledge gaps and unanswered research questions were also identified. 


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 Senior Research Fellow +47 991 62 556 Send e-mail
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