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Review on leave policies and related research 2020

Alison Koslowski, Sonja Blum, Ivana Dobrotic, Gayle Kaufmanand and Peter Moss - Fakultät für Kultur und Sozialwissen-schaften, August 2020.
15-10-2020
The International Network on Leave Policies and Research has been producing an annual review of leave policies and related research since 2005. It covers Maternity, Paternity and Parental leaves; leave to care for sick children and other employment-related measures to support working parents; and early childhood education and care policy.
 

Access to care services

Hans Dubois, Tadas Leoncikas, Daniel Molinuevo and Martina Campajola - Eurofound, 8 October 2020.
10-10-2020
This report focuses on three care services: early childhood education and care, healthcare, and long-term care. Access to these services has been shown to contribute to reducing inequalities throughout the life cycle and achieving equality for women and persons with disabilities.
 

Regional diversity in the European Union

Eurostat, 18 September 2020.
29-09-2020
Comparing some demographic data at a regional or subnational level is therefore often more meaningful and helps to increase the understanding of the diversity that exists within Member States and across the EU as a whole.
 

The impact of youth unemployment on the housing autonomy

Katerina Gousia, Anna Baranowska-Rataj, Thomas Middleton and Olena Nizalova - WES, August 2020.
23-09-2020
How does youth unemployment and non-standard forms of employment, such as fixed-term and part-time contracts, affects the probability of young adults living on their own and away from their parents?
 

The COVID-19 pandemic and human fertility

A. Aassve, N. Cavalli, L. Mencarini, S. Plach, M. Livi Bacci - Science, 24 July 2020.
17-09-2020
Birth trends in response to the pandemic will vary according to socioeconomic conditions.
 

The impact of COVID-19 on children and parents

Joe Tucci, Janise Mitchell and Lauren Thomas - Australian Childhood Foundation, August 2020.
07-09-2020
More than a quarter of Australia parents feel that they are failing their children, and more than a third said they had lost confidence in their parenting ability, showcasing negative effects on the mental health and wellbeing of children and parents in the wake of COVID-19.
 

Family resilience and COVID-19-related stress

Translational Psychiatry, 20 August 2020.
04-09-2020
Measuring resilience during the pandemic can allow better planning of resource allocation and inform interventions for individuals and communities to overcome the acute pandemic effects expected to impact mental health.
 

Balancing work and family under lockdown

The Institute for Fiscal Studies, May 2020.
28-08-2020
This study, insights into the labour market shocks that parents have faced and how parents are balancing their responsibilities under lockdown, how they divided their time between childcare, housework and paid work, how these arrangements are changing with the lockdown,and the extent to which they vary between men and women.
 

Americans’ Views on Dating and Relationships

Anna Brown - Pew Research Center, August 2020.
22-08-2020
Nearly half of US adults say dating has gotten harder for most people in the last 10 years, and a majority of women say they have experienced harassing behavior from someone they went on a date with.
 

Grandparent- versus parent-headed households

Eli Rapoport, Nallammai Muthiah, Sarah A. Keim and Andrew Adesman, Pediatrics, August 2020-
10-08-2020
This study seeks to characterize and compare grandparent- and parent-headed households with respect to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), child temperament, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and caregiver aggravation and coping.
 
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