Gender equality: why the UK’s shared parental leave scheme needs a rethink

When the shared parental leave scheme was introduced to UK workplaces six years ago, the intention – rightfully – was to get both parents involved in early childcare. Quite how this policy has panned out, though, has not resulted in greater gender equality. Instead, observers – from Maternity Action and the Fawcett Society to the National Childbirth Trust and the Trades Union Congress – are calling for urgent reform.

Read Ernestine Gheyoh Ndzis latest contribution on this area of her research in The Conversation here.