Enhanced flexibility for taking parental leave

External practice

Duration

Ongoing

Partnership

Social partners in the education sector and national government

Reason it was developed

Low take-up of parental leave by some teachers due to lack of flexibility in take-up of leave

Activities

The possibility was introduced to take parental leave for 20% of working hours (80% parental leave). Prior to this it was only possible to take parental leave for 100% or 50% of the time.

Results

Take-up of flexible parental leave has increased.

Belgium
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