Making Fathers Care – Parental Leave for Fathers in Israel – Policy Recommendations
Author: Nadav Perez
January 19, 2011
In Israel, fathers have the opportunity to share “maternity leave” with their wives, although only a handful of fathers use it.
This program has become a failure. Through a survey of comparative analysis of the policy regarding such leave in other welfare states and through an analysis of other leave programs, this paper attempted to understand the reasons that the leave is not used by fathers and possible obstacles to its full use. Recommendations for improving the program in Israel are also made.