Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of 'Equality Bargaining' in Australia: an Analysis of Enterprise Agreements, 2003-2007

dc.contributor.author Baird, M
dc.contributor.author Frino, B
dc.contributor.author Williamson, S
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-21T06:55:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-21T06:55:06Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.description.abstract Using current enterprise agreement data, this paper evaluates outcomes for paid maternity and paternity leave in Australia and considers the presence of 'equality bargaining' in Australia. We find that the incidence of paid maternity leave clauses in bargained agreements is higher than in previous years and is higher still than the incidence of paid paternity leave clauses, although neither is widespread. Further, we note the existence of a new bargaining norm for paid maternity leave of 14 weeks, distinct sectoral patterns in paid maternity and paternity leave clauses and the possible emergence of an equality bargaining agenda. On the eve of the introduction of a national leave paid parental leave scheme, the results presented in this paper provide a benchmark for future comparison and evaluation. en
dc.identifier.citation Baird, M., Frino, B., Williamson, S. 2009. Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of 'Equality Bargaining' in Australia: an Analysis of Enterprise Agreements, 2003-2007. Australian Bulletin of Labour, Vol. 35 No. 4, pp. 671-691. en
dc.identifier.issn 0311-6336
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26125
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher National Institute of Labour Studies en
dc.title Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of 'Equality Bargaining' in Australia: an Analysis of Enterprise Agreements, 2003-2007 en
dc.type Article en
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