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Title: Brave new fathers for a brave new world? Fathers as caregivers in an evolving European Union
Authors: Caracciolo di Torella, Eugenia
First Published: 15-Apr-2013
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: European Law Journal, 2014, 20 (1), pp. 88-106
Abstract: This article focuses on the role that fathers play when it comes to family responsibility, in particular the care of young children, and how EU policy and legislation have contributed to it. This is important for several reasons. From a theoretical perspective, access to care for fathers represents the other side of the access to paid employment for mothers debate, and completes the deconstruction of the two-sphere structure. From a more practical point of view, including fathers in the work/family life reconciliation debate is essential for the achievement of important EU policies, such as employment and gender equality. Although society is ready for a change, the legislator has been slow to address it, thus fathers are still missing from the EU's reconciliation policy and legislation. Against this background, the decision of the Court of Justice in Roca Álvarez has, potentially, laid down the basis for a new model of fatherhood. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
DOI Link: 10.1111/eulj.12033
ISSN: 1351-5993
eISSN: 1468-0386
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Caracciolo di Torella, E. (2014), Brave New Fathers for a Brave New World? Fathers as Caregivers in an Evolving European Union. European Law Journal, 20: 88–106., which has been published in final form at doi: 10.1111/eulj.12033. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
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