Childcare Infrastructure in the Nordic Countries as a Way of Enabling Female Labor Market Participation

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Abstract

This paper provides a legal analysis of how barriers for increased gender equality in the labor market can be mitigated through the inclusion of childcare infrastructure, primarily paid parental leave, regulation of maternal and paternal leave, and universal childcare. The five Nordic countries of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland are used as case studies.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNational Tax Journal
Volume74
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)937-951
Number of pages15
ISSN0028-0283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Childcare infrastructure
  • gender equality
  • Social insurance
  • Labor law
  • Comparative tax law
  • Nordic welfare state

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