I Am More than A Mom: Stories of Parental Leave During the Transition to Motherhood in Canada
Référence bibliographique 
Paterson, Stephanie, Hebblethwaite, Shannon, Trussell, Dawn, Evans, Meredith et Xing, Trisha. 2018. «I Am More than A Mom: Stories of Parental Leave During the Transition to Motherhood in Canada ». Social Policy & Administration, vol. 53, no 3, p. 401-415.
Intentions : In this article, authors «give voice to maternal subjects, who share their stories of the transition to motherhood and the role of maternity/parental and paternity leave in shaping these experiences.» (p. 402)
Échantillon/Matériau : The sample is constitute of «five women from Toronto and four women from Montreal. […] Twenty‐seven interviews were conducted over a period of approximately 3 months (each participant engaged in three in‐person interviews).» (p. 406)
Instruments : Guide d’entretien semi-directif
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
Results show that parental «leave policy configures the maternal subject in complex and, sometimes, contradictory ways. In addressing work–family conflict, leave policy offers ways to navigate the transition to motherhood and flexibilizes the return to paid work. It privileges paid work by effectively cushioning (some) maternal subjects as they exit and return to the labor market and in tying benefit eligibility and amount to paid work. It thus creates a socioeconomic hierarchy in which only some parents are deserving of assistance with care work. [Moreover,], reliance on experts and street‐level bureaucrats in deciding when and under what conditions supplemental programs can be accessed remains a central factor for some parents in experiencing a smooth leave period. Interestingly, these findings traverse Ontario and Quebec, suggesting that despite a potentially more generous and flexible leave program, first time mothers in Quebec share similar struggles to their Ontario counterparts. This suggests that policies attending to caregiving and/or to work–family balance are falling short in both jurisdictions. In short, and as noted above, leave policy in both Canada and Quebec does not solve the gendered division of work and care in heterosexual relationships; it reinforces it. This is exacerbated by the incoherent policy framework that governs family policy, in which programs covering parental leave programs, childcare initiatives, and child benefits do not necessarily align […].» (p. 412-413)
Playing with Motherhood: The Politics of Leisure and the Transition to Motherhood in Montreal and Toronto
Référence bibliographique 
Paterson, Stephanie, Trussell, Dawn, Hebblethwaite, Shannon, Evans, Meredith et Xing, Trisha. 2016. «Playing with Motherhood: The Politics of Leisure and the Transition to Motherhood in Montreal and Toronto ». Revue canadienne de politique sociale / Canadian Review of Social Policy, no 74, p. 109-144.
Intentions : Cette recherche explore «les différentes façons par lesquelles le loisir est représenté dans les structures politiques auxquelles les nouvelles mères font face à Toronto et Montréal.» (p. 11)
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
General results show that «despite considerable policy gains, the role of leisure as a mechanism of wellbeing has been neglected in social policy discussions [and] is represented in ways that discursively align with broader political goals, thus muting potential to transform social relations.» (p. 110) Study shows that «Ontario and Quebec are oriented much differently. Ontario is oriented towards a neoliberal approach, in which social policy is individualistic and de-gendered. [I]n contrast, Quebec’s approach to social policy, while not immune to neoliberal forces, is more social democratic and gender focused.» (p. 123) Results demonstrate that «[even if] one might expect to see a social vision of leisure for new mothers in Montreal, [o]ur study reveals that leisure is represented this way, despite considerable similarities to Toronto programs. Indeed, although the most prominent programs offered in Montreal’s boroughs are leisure based parenting programs and fitness programs, two additional program types are offered: leisure-based integration programs and leisure-based respite programs.» (p. 128) Authors conclude that «[o]f the two cities we investigated, Montreal reveals slightly more concerned with issues such as caregiver respite or the potential re-distribution of care-work […].» (p. 133)