Reasons Revisited: Parental Leave
The winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics was announced earlier this week. Claudia Goldin’s research showed that at the point of having a child women's wages start to lag behind men's. But why is parenthood a penalty for mothers? Could a more generous parental leave offer - including a ‘use it or lose it’ policy for fathers - be the key to achieving gender equality?
Sam Smethers, former CEO, Fawcett Society
Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland
Molly Mayer, former senior research and policy officer, Fawcett Society
Listen to RTBC episode 64 Sharing and Caring: the case for paternity leave (December 2018)
Listen to RTBC episode 194 Go Big #1: A big idea for gender equality (June 2021)
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