Equal Rights to Earn and Care- the Case of Iceland
Icelandic fathers have made use of their quota rights, even though the cuts in the benefits after the crisis resulted in lower take up rates. The data used in the study is quantitative data, both from four surveys among Icelandic parents of first borns in 1997, 2003, 2009 and 2017. The suveys provide information about how the parents have devided the care between them for the first three years after birth and how they arrange their participation in the labour market. The paper also makes use of qualitative interviews with parents in order to gain knowledge about why they hae chosen to divide care and work out side the family the way they did. Hence the paper investigates policies and the practices of parents .