This paper investigates how conditions, emotions, and cognition relating to the planning and conduct of parental leave for both parents and future parents, influence their experience of agency and conduct of everyday life.
With a critical psychological approach, we have interviewed three women and one man with the purpose of creating research from the standpoint of the subject. Based on the theoretical framework of Holzkamp, Jartoft, Schraube and Osterkamp we investigate the interviewees’ considerations regarding their planning of parental leave, which concerns and privileges the interviewees experience regarding their parental leave and finally we investigate the reasoning and motivation behind their priorities regarding career and family life. In a Danish context conditions such as social security, work benefits etc. entails different conditions and opportunities for women and men in relation to parental leave. This causes a significant inequality between women and men in both their career and family life. In conclusion the interviewees see flexibility in relation to life conditions as a privilege, whereas uncertainty about these conditions is cause for concern in their conduct of everyday life. Finally, the paper discusses potential effects of a new European legislation regarding parental leave, where two months are earmarked for the father.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||16 dec. 2019|
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- Øremærket barsel
- Kritisk psykologi