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Policies designed to help fathers in the workplace need reforming if Government is to meet the needs of 21st century families and tackle the gender pay gap, according to MPs.
The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to employers. As the Women and Equality Committee publishes its report on fathers and the workplace this week, Duncan Fisher examines the issue of fathers looking after children and says it's up to employers to push for a level playing field.
The Government has launched a campaign to promote shared parental leave after pitiful take-up of the policy.
Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family is reviewed by Chloé Chambraud. She also introduces a project that aims to redress the balance of work and care between men and women.
Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance their working life with their responsibilities at home.
A London council is to offer extra maternity and paternity leave to all staff who become parents to premature babies.
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