Par Anna Escobedo, Lluís Flaquer, Lara Navarro-Varas
The Social Politics of Fatherhood in Spain and France: A Comparative Analysis of Parental Leave and Shared Residence
The article provides a comparative analysis of policy developments on leaves for fathers and joint custody in Spain and France in the last decade. These two types of measures have been selected because they are both widely recognised as main instruments to promote new fathering styles and consequently more gender equality in the European Union. While the rhetoric of choice has been developed in both countries in relation to maternal employment and childcare, with better results in France than in Spain, it remains to be seen to what extent choice will also be extended to fathers.