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Gender equality: Why the UK's shared parental leave scheme needs a rethink

By Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzi, Senior Lecturer at York Business School, York St John University
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When the shared parental leave scheme was introduced to UK workplaces six years ago, the intention - rightfully – was to get both parents involved in early childcare. Quite how this policy has panned out, though, has not resulted in greater gender equality. Instead, observers – from Maternity Action and the Fawcett Society to the National Childbirth Trust and the Trades…


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