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Welcome to the website on European Fatherhood.

We present information on men, equality, and fatherhood in Europe.

The content is for professionals working in the area as well as anyone interested in the subject.

 

 
 
 
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published January 29th 2007
last updated January 29th 2007

Ethnic minority fathers between traditional and new father roles

A study of how ethnic minority fathers perceive fatherhood, and how this inflects attitudes towards gender equality in the family as a whole. 

By associate professor, Ph.d. Kenneth Reinicke

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published January 27th 2007
last updated January 27th 2007

“Daddy, Be Active!” – an awareness-raising campaign

The awareness-raising campaign “Daddy, Be Active” was developed on the research results, mapping existing perceptions of fatherhood in Slovenia and analyzing the influence of paternity leave to active fatherhood. The campaign was oriented to encouraging men to take an active role as fathers, to promoting work-life balanced organizational culture and to overcoming the existing gender stereotypes on family and parental roles.

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published January 27th 2007
last updated January 27th 2007

Survey by the Danish National Research Institute

The Danish National Research Institute (SFI) has conducted a survey on workplace culture and it's impact on men's decisions to take parental leave.

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published January 27th 2007
last updated January 27th 2007

The European Man – a series of TV programmes

Main producer: DR - the Danish Broadcasting Corporation 

The European Man – a series of TV programmes from European countries, about men and equality. In a series of 4 mutual European TV programmes of 30 min. each, we focus on ‘the European man’ and his role in the family, in the workplace and in the
community at large.

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published January 27th 2007
last updated January 27th 2007

Three leaflets on men and paternity leave

Good advice for men on paternity leave by the Department of Gender Equality

Three leaflets with recommendations for companies and fathers alike. The leaflets aim to debate obstacles to paternity leave.

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published January 18th 2007
last updated January 26th 2007

Men and mood disorders related to parenthood

This study, which involved 600 men, indicates that around 7 percent of fathers suffer from postnatal depression. This is the equivalent of around 225-250 fathers - of babies born at Rigshospitalet - who are suffering from postnatal depression on a yearly basis. Around 3.400 births take place at Rigshospitalet annually.

The current annual no. of births in Denmark is around 65.000. Hence on a national level the numbers indicate that roughly 4-4.500 fathers suffer from postnatal depression.

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published October 22nd 2006
last updated January 17th 2007

Video in Danish about paternity leave

Video in Danish about paternity leave.

 


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With support from the European Community - Programme relating to the Community Framework Strategy on Gender Equality (2001-2006).The information contained in this website does not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the European Commission.