Parental Leave, Class Inequalities, and ’’Caring With’’: An Ethics of Care Approach to Canadian Parental-Leave Policy

Parental Leave, Class Inequalities, and ’’Caring With’’: An Ethics of Care Approach to Canadian Parental-Leave Policy

Parental Leave, Class Inequalities, and ’’Caring With’’: An Ethics of Care Approach to Canadian Parental-Leave Policy

Parental Leave, Class Inequalities, and ’’Caring With’’: An Ethics of Care Approach to Canadian Parental-Leave Policys

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Référence bibliographique [20163]

Doucet, Andrea et McKay, Lindsey. 2017. «Parental Leave, Class Inequalities, and ’’Caring With’’: An Ethics of Care Approach to Canadian Parental-Leave Policy». Dans Caring for Children: Social Movements and Public Policy in Canada , sous la dir. de Susan Prentice, Langford, Rachel et Albanese, Patrizia, p. 97-116. Vancouver: UBC Press.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This chapter focuses on how, with the exception of the province of Quebec, Canada’s parental-leave program is characterized by unequal access and uptake, and is disconnected from childcare policy that supports parental and non-parental care of infants and young children.» (p. 97)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


Les auteures abordent les différences entre le programme fédéral de congé parental et le Régime québécois d’assurance parentale. «In 2013. 64% of all mothers in Canada’s ten provinces received maternity and/or parental benefits […]. Among Canadian fathers with insured employment, outside Quebec, 9,4% took some government-sponsored leave. These figures contrast starkly with parental-leave coverage in Quebec, indicating a ‘growing gap between the two plans’. [About] 25% more mothers in Quebec received maternity and/or parental-leave benefits, at 89%, in 2013. The difference for fathers is even more extreme [87,8%].» (p. 103) Authors conclude that, «[n]otwithstanding the ideal of full inclusiveness in parental leave, our view is that in the short term, some version of the Quebec plan would be welcomed by families elsewhere in the country.» (p. 109-110)