Negotiating leave in the workplace

Leave practices and masculinity constructions among Danish fathers

Lotte Bloksgaard

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Abstract

In Denmark leave entitlement is not only regulated by law but is also part of the various collective agreements established in the respective occupational sectors and at the local workplace level. Consequently, Danish fathers have very different leave entitlements, depending on the sector, branch and workplace in which they are employed. The paper focuses on fathers’ negotiations of parental leave in three large Danish work places, offering men different opportunities for leave. With a focus on the differences in the work place contexts/opportunities for leave, the aim of the paper is firstly to explore men’s negotiations of parental leave at work place level and secondly, to explore and discuss how Danish fathers construct leave practices – and individual male identities – in the workplace.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States : Comparing Care Policies and Practice
EditorsGudny Eydal, Tine Rostgaard
PublisherPolicy Press
Publication dateNov 2014
Pages141-161
Chapter7
ISBN (Print)9781447310471
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2014

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Bloksgaard, L. (2014). Negotiating leave in the workplace: Leave practices and masculinity constructions among Danish fathers. In G. Eydal, & T. Rostgaard (Eds.), Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice (pp. 141-161). Policy Press. https://doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781447310471.003.0007
Bloksgaard, Lotte. / Negotiating leave in the workplace : Leave practices and masculinity constructions among Danish fathers. Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice. editor / Gudny Eydal ; Tine Rostgaard. Policy Press, 2014. pp. 141-161
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Fatherhood in the Nordic Welfare States: Comparing Care Policies and Practice. ed. / Gudny Eydal; Tine Rostgaard. Policy Press, 2014. p. 141-161.

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