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Parental leave in Belgium

Leila Maron (), Danièle Meulders and Síle O'Dorchai ()

No 56, DULBEA Working Papers from ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Abstract: All over Europe, parental leaves are essentially taken by women which leads to perpetuate gender inequalities in the labour market. The economic literature illustrates the issues at stake and is presented in this article to contextualise the analysis of the Belgian parental leave system. The Belgian parental leave system has two strong features: it is individualised and it offers a relatively short leave. The system could be improved by the implementation of a wage-related payment. However, priority should be given to sufficient provision of quality childcare given that this policy does not entail any negative effects on women’s employment.

Keywords: parental leave; family friendly policies; gender wage gap; women’s employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J16 J71 J78 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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