Ideational Struggles over Symmetrical Parenthood: The Norwegian Daddy Quota
Anne Lise Ellingsæter has published an article in Journal of Social Policy.
The article examines political struggles over the extension of parental leave earmarked for fathers in Norway. Three rival ideational policy paradigms are identified: fathers’ right to care and mothers’ right to breastfeed compete among quota protagonists, while ‘choice’ is advocated by quota antagonists. Quota protagonists guided by the mothers’ rights paradigm have been the most successful, but persistent, ideational tensions are rendering future developments uncertain.
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