La cause des femmes dans les institutions

TitleLa cause des femmes dans les institutions
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBlanchard, S, Jacquemart, A, Perrin, M, Romerio, A
JournalActes de la recherche en sciences sociales
Volume3
Number223
Pagination4–11
Date Publishedjul
ISSN0335-5322
Abstract

À l’automne 2017, la propagation du \#MeToo et du \#BalanceTonPorc sur les réseaux sociaux a provoqué une exceptionnelle politisation des violences sexuelles. Partie de témoignages d’actrices et soutenue par des associations féministes, la dénonciation de ces violences a été relayée par des femmes et des collectifs de l’industrie du cinéma, des champs journalistique et politique ou encore des institutions...

URLhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-actes-de-la-recherche-en-sciences-sociales-2018-3-p-4.htm
DOI10.3917/arss.223.0004

Les trajectoires professionnelles des formateurs et formatrices en entreprise: leur transition vers la fonction de formation à la lumière de leur propre expérience d’apprentissage

TitleLes trajectoires professionnelles des formateurs et formatrices en entreprise: leur transition vers la fonction de formation à la lumière de leur propre expérience d’apprentissage
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBesozzi, R, Duc, B, Lamamra, N
EditorBaslé, M, Beaupère, N
Book TitleLes transitions professionnelles tout au long de la vie. Nouveaux regards, nouveaux sens, nouvelles temporalités ?
Volume1
Pagination85–96
PublisherCéreq Echanges
Place PublishedRennes, France
Short TitleLes trajectoires professionnelles des formateurs et formatrices en entreprise

Switzerland: ‘I don’t really want to go back to the UK anymore’. Considering academic collaboration in the age of Brexit

TitleSwitzerland: ‘I don’t really want to go back to the UK anymore’. Considering academic collaboration in the age of Brexit
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSautier, M
EditorCourtois, A, Marginson, S, van der Wende, M, Wright, S
Book TitleHigher Education and Brexit: Current European Perspectives
Series TitleWorking Papers on University Reform
Volume28
Pagination175–190
PublisherAarhus University
Place PublishedAarhus, Denmark

New managerialism in the academy: Gender bias and precarity

TitleNew managerialism in the academy: Gender bias and precarity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSteinthorsdóttir, FS, Smidt, TBrorsen, Petursdottir, GMargret, Einarsdóttir, P, Le Feuvre, N
JournalGender, Work & Organization
Pagination1–16
Keywordsacademics, gender budgeting, higher education, performance indicators, precarity
Abstract

In the era of global competition, academic institutions are increasingly being managed as efficient organizations where early career academics are the most vulnerable group in the academic hierarchy. We use gender budgeting to deconstruct the financial and managerial processes and procedures in a selected academic institution in Iceland. Drawing on multiple data collection methods, we argue that new managerialism enhances the precarious position of early career academics, especially women and those in the more feminized fields. Furthermore, we show that the system's bias in favour of so‐called hard science generates gendered consequences for early career academics. We demonstrate
this structural gender bias in each of the first three stages of an academic career: PhD, postdoc and other temporary positions, and assistant professorship. By highlighting the gendered consequences of new managerialism, we want to direct attention to the need to include a gender perspective in the budgeting and all the decision‐making processes in academic institutions.

URLhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gwao.12286
DOI10.1111/gwao.12286

Sample rare populations. A Respondent Driven Sampling experimentation among musicians

TitleSample rare populations. A Respondent Driven Sampling experimentation among musicians
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBataille, P, Perrenoud, M, Brändle, K
JournalSociologie
Volume9
Number2
Pagination197–214
ISSN2108-8845
Abstract

Sampling populations without clear administrative boundaries is a major issue in social sciences. Some solutions have, however, been proposed in order to gather reliable data on this kind of populations. The Respondant Driven Sampling (RDS) undoubtedly figures as the most widespread of alternative sampling techniques. The main goal of this article is to discuss the strengths and the weaknesses of this procedure through our field work experience on Swiss “ordinary musicians.” The theoretical, methodological and statistical tools involved in this kind of procedure will be presented first. Secondly, the article turns to discuss the originality and robustness of data gathered by the RDS method as compared with other more common procedure (like online surveys) in research on “rare” but not necessarily “hard to reach” populations. Finally, the article evaluates the limits of the sample by analysing the structuration of the whole network of musical collaborations.

URLhttps://www.cairn-int.info/article_p.php?ID_ARTICLE=E_SOCIO_092_0197

Uncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach

TitleUncovering perspectives on masculinity in Swiss men’s organizations using a mixed methods approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBen Salah, H, Wernli, B
JournalNORMA
Volume11
Number2
Pagination110–128
ISSN1890-2138
Keywordsmasculinity perspectives; Men’s organizations; mixed methods; Switzerland
Abstract

This article describes a mixed methods study of men’s organizations in Switzerland, a topic only scantly addressed in research. In the first phase, a content analysis of the websites of the 40 major men’s organizations in Switzerland identified three overarching perspec-tives on masculinity: Defensive, Expressive and Relational, and Radical pro-feminist. Subsequently, survey responses from 324 men in these various organizations identified the positioning of these individuals on the three perspectives. The use of these two methods allows for a comparison of the positioning of the spokespersons of these organizations with the views of the members. The survey also reveals important ideological con-vergences across very different types of organizations at the level of the individual member.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/18902138.2016.1181864
DOI10.1080/18902138.2016.1181864

Les nouvelles masculinités en Suisse : une approche par l’idéologie de genre et la répartition du travail rémunéré et non rémunéré au sein des couples

TitleLes nouvelles masculinités en Suisse : une approche par l’idéologie de genre et la répartition du travail rémunéré et non rémunéré au sein des couples
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBen Salah, H, Wernli, B, Henchoz, C
JournalEnfances Famille Générations
Volume26
Pagination1-27
ISSN1708-6310
Keywordségalité, genre, masculinité, répartition du travail entre hommes et femmes
Abstract

Cadre de la recherche : Dans les sociétés occidentales postmodernes, des hommes adoptent désormais des comportements traditionnellement étiquetés comme féminins, notamment dans la répartition des rôles autour de l’enfant. En Suisse, l’investissement concret des hommes est toutefois caractérisé, globalement et en comparaison des femmes, par une implication moindre dans les tâches domestiques et familiales, qui diminue encore après la naissance d’un enfant. Objectifs : Partant de ce constat, cet article explore le rapport entre l’idéologie genrée et l’engagement des hommes et des pères dans ce domaine. Méthodologie : À l’aide de modèles statistiques multivariés, notre analyse tente de déterminer si les attitudes envers la vie familiale et l’égalité ont une influence sur l’implication domestique et familiale des hommes. Nous mobilisons pour cela plus de 25 000 entretiens téléphoniques effectués entre 2000 et 2011 dans le cadre du Panel suisse de ménages (PSM). Résultats : Les résultats font ressortir quatre formes de masculinité. « L’homme professionnel » construit sa masculinité essentiellement dans l’investissement professionnel sur le marché du travail et financier au sein du ménage. « L’homme orthodoxe » reste le pourvoyeur principal des revenus, sans pour autant dédaigner les tâches ménagères. Néanmoins, il s’occupe surtout de celles qui sont socialement définies comme étant masculines. « Le traditionnel gestionnaire » a un profil similaire, si ce n’est qu’il prend également en charge des tâches dites négociables, les tâches administratives du ménage. « L’homme inclusif » est celui qui partage le plus le temps de travail rémunéré et non rémunéré avec sa compagne. Conclusions : En définitive, ces différents profils s’expliquent moins par la mise en pratique d’une idéologie de genre que par des facteurs institutionnels ou pragmatiques comme le capital économique et humain à disposition des partenaires.Contribution : En proposant une typologie de l’implication dans le travail non rémunéré d’hommes en Suisse et en examinant de manière empirique plusieurs explications des différences constatées, cet article apporte une contribution originale à la connaissance des masculinités en contexte familial.
Research Framework: In postmodern Western society, men have adopted behaviour that is traditionally labelled as being feminine, particularly when it comes to the distribution of child rearing roles. In Switzerland, the tangible investment of men is generally characterized, in comparison to women, by a lesser involvement in domestic and familial tasks, which is reduced further following the birth of a child. Objectives: Using this statement as our starting point, this article explores the relationship between gender ideology and the investment of men and fathers in this area. Methodology: Using multi-variate statistics models, our analysis attempts to determine whether attitudes to family life and equality have an influence on the domestic and familial involvement of men. We conducted over 25,000 telephone interviews between 2000 and 2011 as a part of the Swiss Household Panel (SHP). Results: Our results showed four types of masculinity. The “Professional Man” essentially builds his masculinity through their professional implication in the employment and financial aspects of the household. The “Orthodox Man” remains the main financial provider though they do not eschew domestic tasks. Regardless, they tend to take care of tasks that are socially defined as being masculine. The “Traditional Manager” has a similar profile though they only take charge of tasks that are negotiable such as the administrative aspects of the home. The “Inclusive Man” shares more time between paid and unpaid work with their partner. Conclusions: These different profiles are less explained by the practical application of a gender ideology than by institutional and pragmatic factors such as economic and human capital and the disposition of partners. Contributions: By offering a typology for involvement in unpaid work for Swiss men and by empirically examining several explanations for the stated differences, this article provides an original contribution to the understanding of masculinity in a familial context.

URLhttp://journals.openedition.org/efg/1315
DOI10.7202/1041058ar
Short TitleLes nouvelles masculinités en Suisse

Les réseaux socio-scientifiques de jeunes chercheur.e.s au prisme de leur mobilité internationale

TitleLes réseaux socio-scientifiques de jeunes chercheur.e.s au prisme de leur mobilité internationale
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSautier, M, Le Feuvre, N, Vinck, D
EditorGérard, E, Lacroix, T
Book TitlePenser les migrations pour repenser la société
PublisherPresses de l'Université François Rabelais
Place PublishedTours, France

Femininities and masculinities in highly skilled migration : Peruvian graduates’ narratives of employment transitions and binational marriages in Switzerland

TitleFemininities and masculinities in highly skilled migration : Peruvian graduates’ narratives of employment transitions and binational marriages in Switzerland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSeminario, R
JournalMigration Letters
Volume15
Number1
Pagination85–98
ISSN1741-8984
KeywordsHighly skilled migration; binational marriages; gender norms; Switzerland; Peru
Abstract

Biographic research about migrant’s gender identities grasps tendencies of normativity change chronologically and transnationally. Transition to employment stories of Peruvian graduates from Swiss universities evoke continuities and changes in femininities and masculinities from Peru to Switzerland. Binational marriages that mediate employment transition after graduation play an ambivalent role in the attainment of jobs commensurate to skills. Career, partner, and care are key elements of transgressing and reinforcing non/hegemonic masculinities and un/desirable femininities from super scientist women to failing male breadwinners. Feminization of highly skilled migration from Peru is linked to urban middle classes where femininities are increasingly based on career advancement. However, these professional-oriented femininities might be neutralized in favour of care-oriented femininities from family models in Switzerland. While Peruvian female graduates constructed an ideal of care/career integration predominantly, male counterparts emphasized the risk of career success at the expense of partnership.

URLhttps://serval.unil.ch/notice/serval:BIB_3FA2702F5F54
Short TitleFemininities and masculinities in highly skilled migration

Le conseil en égalité professionnelle : quel genre d’entreprise ?

TitleLe conseil en égalité professionnelle : quel genre d’entreprise ?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsBlanchard, S
JournalTravail, genre et sociétés
Volume39
Pagination141–158
ISSN1294-6303
Abstract

Les années 2000 ont été le théâtre du développement d’une nouvelle activité de travail en France : le conseil en égalité professionnelle. Elle réunit des prestataires qui vendent des services visant à accompagner les organisations dans leurs démarches internes de promotion de cette thématique. Cet article se propose d’appréhender ces protagonistes au prisme du genre, afin d’explorer un paradoxe déjà observé dans d’autres contextes : pris·es dans un espace social structuré par le genre, les promotrices/promoteurs de l’égalité ont tendance à (re)produire les inégalités qu’elles/ils prétendent pourtant combattre. Se concentrant sur une catégorie particulière de prestataires, les femmes créatrices d’activité, l’analyse met en lumière une articulation complexe entre logiques de subversion et logiques de reproduction du genre.
In the years 2000, a new professional activity developed in France: the equal opportunity consultancy. It gathers service providers that accompany organizations that wish to internally promote this notion. This article apprehends these protagonists from the gender perspective, in order to explore a paradox that has already been observed in other contexts: within a social space that is structured by gender, those who promote equality tend to (re)produce the very inequalities they ambition to fight. Focusing on a particular category of providers, that of women who create activity, the analysis sheds light on a complex articulation between a subversive logic and a logic of gender reproduction.
In Frankreich ist zu Anfang des neuen Jahrtausends – während der ersten Dekade – ein neues Berufsfeld entstanden, die Unternehmensberatung im Bereich der Gleichberechtigung. Es handelt sich um Dienstleistungsunternehmen welche Unternehmensberatung im Rahmen der Förderung von interner Gleichberechtigung betreiben. Dieser Artikel zeigt die Reproduktion von einem schon aus anderen Bereichen bekanntem Phänomen, d.h. das Auftreten von geschlechtlichen Ungleichheiten zwischen den Protagonisten und Protagonistinnen der Unternehmensberatung, welche ihrerseits einem von Geschlechtsstrukturen geprägten Raum unterworfen sind, obwohl die Verringerung dieser Ungleichheiten ihr Arbeitsziel darstellt. Anhand der Untersuchung von einer spezifischen Zielgruppe, die weiblichen Dienstleistungsanbieter, zeigt die Studie eine komplexe Artikulation zwischen subversiver Logik und einer Logik der Reproduktion von geschlechtlichen Ungleichheiten.
Los anos 2000 han sido el teatro del desarrollo de una actividad de trabajo nueva en Francia : el asesoramiento para la igualdad laboral. Reúne a prestatarios que venden servicios para acompañar las organizaciones en sus trámites internos de promoción de este tema. Este articulo pretende aprehender a estos protagonistas desde una perspectiva de género, para explorar una paradoja que ya hemos observado en otros contextos : cogidos en un espacio social estructurado por el género, las promotoras y los promotores de la igualdad tienden a reproducir las desigualdades que sin embargo pretenden combatir. Al concentrar su análisis en una categoría peculiar de prestatarios, las mujeres creadoras de actividades, el análisis pone de relieve una articulación compleja entre lógicas de subversión y lógicas de reproducción del género, Os anos 2000 foram o teatro do desenvolvimento de uma nova atividade de trabalho na França: o conselho em igualdade profissional. Ela reuniu prestadores de serviço para acompanhar as organizações nos procedimentos internos de promoção dessa temática. Este artigo se propõe a entender estes protagonistas no enfoque de gênero, a fim de explorar um paradoxo já observado em outros contextos: tomadas em um espaço social estruturado pelo gênero, promotoras/promotores da igualdade têm tendência a (re)produzir as desigualdades que elas/eles pretendem combater. Concentrada na categoria de prestadores – mulheres criadoras de atividade, a análise enfoca uma articulação complexa entre lógicas de subversão e lógicas de reprodução do gênero.

URLhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-travail-genre-et-societes-2018-1-p-141.htm
DOI10.3917/tgs.039.0141

Quelle expertise pour le conseil en égalité professionnelle ? Defining expertise in gender equality consulting

TitleQuelle expertise pour le conseil en égalité professionnelle ? Defining expertise in gender equality consulting
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsBlanchard, S
Journal@GRH
Volume19
Pagination13–35
ISSN2034-9130
Keywordsconseil, égalité professionnelle, expertise, marché
Abstract

En quarante ans, l’égalité professionnelle s’est progressivement imposée comme problème public en France, un maximum de protagonistes du monde économique étant désormais invités à se mobiliser en faveur de cet objectif au sein de leurs organisations. Corollaire direct, une activité d’un nouveau genre a vu le jour et connaît un développement significatif depuis les années 2000 : le conseil en égalité professionnelle. Activité en construction, sa définition fait l’objet de disputes entre prestataires de service. Le présent article propose d’en étudier une dimension particulière : les conceptions concurrentes de l’expertise requise pour exercer une telle activité. L’analyse permet d’en dégager deux : une expertise d’élicitation (qui s’appuie sur le cadre de référence des clients et ses problématiques de gestion) et une expertise thématique (qui propose un cadre de référence externe et une analyse multi-niveaux des inégalités). Présentes conjointement chez l’ensemble des intervenant-e-s, ces deux conceptions apparaissent moins opposées que complémentaires. Toutefois, plébiscitée par les clients, l’expertise d’élicitation prédomine sur le marché de l’égalité professionnelle. Cette primauté influence directement la structuration du marché et le potentiel transformateur des interventions des consultant-e-s.
Over the past forty years, gender equality at work has emerged as a public issue in France. Any and all economic players are now encouraged to promote this goal within their organizations. As a direct result, gender equality consulting in the workplace was introduced as a new activity, significantly growing since 2000. This activity is still a work in progress and its definition is a matter of dispute among services providers. This article focuses on one specific dimension: which relevant expertise is required in gender equality consulting? This analysis highlights two kinds of expertise: on the one hand, the eliciting expertise (based on the clients’ preference framework and its management issues) and on the other hand, the thematic expertise (based on an external reference framework and a multi-level gender inequalities analysis). As most of the consultants have both kinds of expertise, the two approaches appear to be more complementary than opposing. Still, as in demand among clients, the eliciting expertise seems to come first and this matter of fact has a direct impact on the market organization in this field as well as on the transformative potential of the consultants’ assignments.

URLhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-@grh-2016-2-p-13.htm
DOI10.3917/grh.162.0013

Artist, craftsman, teacher: “Being a musician” in France and Switzerland

TitleArtist, craftsman, teacher: “Being a musician” in France and Switzerland
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPerrenoud, M, Bataille, P
JournalPopular Music and Society
Volume40
Number5
Pagination592–604
ISSN0300-7766
Abstract

This article deals with the working lives and careers of “ordinary musicians” (i.e., those who are neither rich nor famous) in France and Switzerland. It aims to show how national employment policies frame the different ways of “being” a musician in these two jurisdictions. After presenting the methodology of surveys that we conducted in each of the countries, we show the importance of the national context in shaping the bundle of tasks that define the job of a musician. We then compare the different types of careers and the various ways of being a musician in the two countries. This comparison leads us to distinguish between three ways of defining oneself as a professional musician – as an “artist,” as a “teacher,” or as a “craftsman.”

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/03007766.2017.1348666
DOI10.1080/03007766.2017.1348666

Equalization or reproduction? Long-term trends in the intergenerational transmission of advantages in higher education in France

TitleEqualization or reproduction? Long-term trends in the intergenerational transmission of advantages in higher education in France
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsFalcon, J, Bataille, P
JournalEuropean Sociological Review
Abstract

This article analyses the evolution of the influence of social background on educational and occupational achievement across the 20th century in France. We use pooled data from the French Labour Force surveys for the period 1982–2014 and undertake an analysis of 11 birth cohorts born between 1918 and 1984. We demonstrate that social background inequality in terms of access to higher education has diminished across cohorts, even within the highest and most selective educational levels, such as the grandes écoles. However, we also document, as Torche did in the United States, the existence in France of a U-shaped pattern in the intergenerational transmission of advantages across levels of education. Thus, contrary to previous assertions made by Hout, the influence of social background on social destination does not necessarily decline linearly with educational level. Altogether, these findings question the greater meritocratic nature of the labour market among the highly educated and call for more research to be undertaken on the influence of non-meritocratic assets related to social background on the recruitment process and occupational career development. Full text here: https://academic.oup.com/esr/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/esr/jcy015/5025429?redirectedFrom=fulltext

DOI10.1093/esr/jcy015

Le privé est professionnel ? Les consultant·e·s en couple avec enfant

TitleLe privé est professionnel ? Les consultant·e·s en couple avec enfant
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLe Goff, IBoni-
JournalLa nouvelle revue du travail
Volume11
ISSN2263-8989
Abstract

L’article traite des “régimes temporels” des salariés qualifiés du conseil en management. Il souligne la fluctuation des temporalités auxquelles un.e consultant.e peut être soumis.e et montre combien le cadrage organisationnel du temps remet en cause l’opposition et la frontière entre vie privée et vie professionnelle. Face aux normes de disponibilité extensive et à la figure professionnelle légitime d’un expert “sans attache”, les consultant.e.s en couple avec enfant(s) font l’expérience de contradictions qui sont genrées, exposant les professionnelles à de plus grandes difficultés dans l’emploi et la carrière. Ces contradictions sont négociées différemment selon le type de configurations conjugales. Les configurations à visée égalitaire font du couple un lieu d’expérimentation où se construisent, au prix d’une plus grande instabilité professionnelle et conjugale, de nouvelles normes tant en matière de division du travail parental qu’en matière de pratiques professionnelles., The article looks at qualified management consultants’ time regimes, highlighting changes in their work patterns and demonstrating how an organisation’s temporal framework can blur the boundaries between professional and private lives. Married consultants with children are at odds with the usual expectation that “unattached” professionals are legitimized because they are more or less permanently available. This is also a highly gendered situation, with female professionals tending to suffer greater employment and career problems. The inherent contradictions are also negotiated differently depending on an individual’s marital status. Egalitarian couples tend to experiment more in an attempt to construct – despite the greater professional and marital instability that they suffer – new parental division of labour and professional practice norms., El artículo versa sobre los “regímenes temporales” de los asalariados calificados de la consultoría de gestión de empresas. Destaca la fluctuación de las temporalidades a las cuales un(a) consultor(a) puede enfrentarse y muestra cómo la configuración organizacional del tiempo cuestiona la oposición y la frontera entre vida privada y vida profesional. Frente a las normas de disponibilidad extensiva y a la figura profesional legítima de un experto “sin lazos personales”, los consultores(as) en pareja con hijo(s) experimentan contradicciones según el género, exponiendo a los profesionales a las mayores dificultades en el empleo y la carrera. Estas contradicciones se negocian de distinta manera según el tipo de configuraciones conyugales. Las configuraciones con tendencia igualitaria ven a la pareja como un escenario de experimentación en el que se establecen, a costa de una mayor inestabilidad profesional y conyugal, nuevas normas tanto en materia de división del trabajo parental como en materia de prácticas profesionales.

URLhttp://journals.openedition.org/nrt/3318
DOI10.4000/nrt.3318

Danièle Linhart, la comédie humaine du travail, de la déshumanisation taylorienne à la sur-humanisation managériale

TitleDanièle Linhart, la comédie humaine du travail, de la déshumanisation taylorienne à la sur-humanisation managériale
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsLe Goff, IBoni-
JournalTravail, genre et sociétés
Volume39
Pagination240–244
ISSN1294-6303
URLhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-travail-genre-et-societes-2018-1-page-240.htm
DOI10.3917/tgs.039.0240

Fathers on leave alone in Switzerland: Agents of social change?

TitleFathers on leave alone in Switzerland: Agents of social change?
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsValarino, I
EditorO'Brien, M, Wall, K
Book TitleComparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality: Fathers on leave alone
Series TitleLife Course Research and Social Policies
Chapter12
Pagination205–230
PublisherSpringer
Place PublishedCham, Switzerland
ISBN Number978-3-319-42968-7 978-3-319-42970-0
Abstract

Switzerland represents a unique case in the European landscape of leave policies. A minimal maternity insurance was implemented in 2005 and to this day, there is no statutory parental or paternity leave. This study uncovers the experience of pioneer fathers in Switzerland who nonetheless took leave in order to care alone for their child during at least 1 month. It analyzes the implications of leave uptake for fatherhood and gender equality, relying on 13 qualitative interviews conducted mainly in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.Results show there are four different leave uptake situations. Firstly, men may take an unpaid parental leave in agreement with their employer or based on collective agreements. Secondly, companies may also have implemented a paid paternity leave, entailing job protection and salary payment. Thirdly, men may take leave in a more individualized way, for instance by making a career break. Fourthly they may benefit from unemployment insurance while caring for their children. Taking leave therefore almost always comes at a price, which explains why this is a rare phenomenon in Switzerland, observed mainly among well-educated and resourceful households.Across these leave uptake situations, fathers report a positive as well as challenging experience during which they cared intensively for their children, yet mostly in a part-time manner. There is a mixed picture regarding the long-term implications for gender equality, as only about half of interviewees have adopted a gender equal division of paid and unpaid work. Finally, the study emphasizes the societal impact of men on leave alone in Switzerland. Because they embody—sometimes in an activist way—involved fatherhood in public spaces and in work organizations, they can be viewed as agents of social change who redefine the cultural meaning of fatherhood.

URLhttps://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-42970-0_12
DOI10.1007/978-3-319-42970-0_12

Les conséquences financières du départ du foyer parental. Une analyse longitudinale des données du Panel suisse de ménages

TitleLes conséquences financières du départ du foyer parental. Une analyse longitudinale des données du Panel suisse de ménages
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsWernli, B, Henchoz, C
JournalSchweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie. Revue suisse de sociologie
Volume41
Number2
Pagination311–328
Short TitleLes conséquences financières du départ du foyer parental

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