Achieving gender-equal time management through parental leave reform
14 12 2016
Report of the Friday Group to the King Baudouin Foundation. A report on gender inequality regarding the distribution of working hours. Recommendations for reform of parental leave in Belgium
What is it about?
This paper argues that time inequality is at the heart of tackling the two-way participation challenge: enabling more women to participate in paid work and more men in unpaid work. Amongst other new policy initiatives, this paper advances a concrete, budgeted and financed reform of parental leave in Belgium as a way to overcome gender based time inequality and hence unequal access to economic and social opportunities.
Brieuc Van Damme