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Regarding young children as an unfortunate interruption in the workings of a political economy

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By Mary Evans

The coalition government has just announced changes to the arrangements for parental leave after the birth of a baby and an adjustment – which has had considerable press coverage – that now allows the period of leave, of up to one year, to be shared between those caring for the baby. The details of the scheme contain any number of caveats (no paid time off, for example, for the father/other parent to attend pre-natal medical appointments) and a reading of the various terms and conditions of the scheme on the ACAS web site makes the mind reel.

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