Research and analysis

Return to work: parental decision making

Research examining the factors that influence parental decision making around return to work, including the trial of policy interventions.


Return to work: parental decision making


This is a report on research undertaken by the Behavioural Insights Team on behalf of the Government Equalities Office, with two main aims:

  1. To understand how parents make decisions about the sharing of childcare responsibilities when returning to work.
  2. To design and test interventions that could motivate fathers to take a more active caring role.
Published 10 May 2018