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Aids to the exercise of the right of leave of absence of the workers to look after children

Country of implementation
Spain
General short description of the innovation
The innovation consists on a set of measures to ensure the exercise of the right of absence of the workers to look after children through the award economic benefits.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • equal opportunities
  • family
  • wage
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
The programme started on July 2009 and is still applicable. The aid has at least one year and three years maximum of duration.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified. Each beneficiary will receive 3000? if the leave of absence is for a time between 12 and 24 months; 6000? for more than 24 months and 6000? when the worker remind in this situation for three years
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: La Rioja region
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is to establish an aid scheme to the exercise of leave of absence of the workers to look after children.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
Aid schemes to the exercise of leave of absence
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To reinforce the economic and social cohesion improving the employment and the opportunities of work and reduce the sexist segregation in in the field of employment and to reconcile work and private life
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (High protection for insiders and low for outsiders (such as dualisation) but non-human capital activation)
Type of innovation
  • new form of policy implementation/delivery
New outputs
  • leave schemes (From one to three years of duration with an associated retribution.)
Intended target group
Workers registered and with tax domicile in La Rioja Autonomous Community, with permanent labour contract, at full or part time, in the private sector who exercise their right of leave of absence to look after children.
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members) (Care for children (leave of absence))
  • educational level (low/medium/high) (Irrelevant)
  • employment situation (Working in private sector with permanent contract)
  • family situation (married/separated/single) (Irrelevant)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (Less that 40 000 p.a. stipend (50 000 for large families; 25 000 for single-parent families and 32 000 for large single-parent families))
  • main source of income: paid work
Employers-private institutional actors
Entities from private sector
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • regional government (Autonomous Community of La Rioja (Ministry of Industry, Innovation and Employment; Directorate General of Training and Employment; Employment Network Service))
Clarification of the role of various actors
The competent organisms are Ministry of Industry, Innovation and Employment; Directorate General of Training and Employment; Employment Network Service. The entities of private sector participate because are the actors employing the beneficiaries. / /
Intended output
  • leave schemes (From one to three years of duration with an associated retribution.)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
This measure facilitates the inclusion and continuity of women in the labour market
Intended and unintended outcomes
Unspecified
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This measure allows the conciliation of work and family responsibilities and ensures family social, economic and legal protection and support. It promotes the equality in terms of opportunities between women and men referring to the incorporation and permanence into the labour market.
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