Expert Panel, Century Initiative
- Doucet, A., and de Latt, Kim. (2022). Parental leave needs an overhaul. Policy Options. Feb 2022.
- Doucet, A., Mathieu, S., and McKay, L. (2020) Redesign Parental Leave System to Enhance Gender Equality. Policy Options. Oct 2020
- McKay, L., and Doucet, A. (2016) It’s about time we give parental leave a much needed facelift: The rest of Canada should follow Quebec’s leave eligibility example. Winnipeg Free Press.
- Mathieu, S., McKay, L., and Doucet, A. (2016) Mieux vaut être mère au Québec: Le régime de congés parentaux a 10 ans: le bilan est nettement positif. Le Devoir.
- McKay, L., Doucet, A. and Mathieu, S. (2015) “A letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: It’s 2015, and time for a more inclusive parental leave program” Rabble.
- Doucet, A. (2012). The evolution of the stay-at-home dad. Ottawa Citizen.
- Doucet, A. (2012) Op-Ed: For Equality, Take Fathers Into Account, Room for Debate, Opinion Pages, The New York Times, June 14.
- Doucet, A. (2012). Dads are Very Much Involved in Parenting. The New York Times.
- Doucet, A. (2012) Op Ed: Scholarly Reflections on Blogging: Once a Tortoise, Never a Hare, The Chronicle of Higher Education. January 3.
- Doucet, A. (2011) Op-Ed: Between the Two F-Words: Fathering and Feminism, The Huffington Post.
- Doucet, A. (2009) Can Men Mother?” Transitions Magazine 39(1): 1-5. Ottawa, ON: Vanier Institute of the Family, 2009
- Doucet, A. (2004) Op-Ed: “Making Room For Papa: (Canada looking to Sweden on Family Policy)” Fact and Argument, The Ottawa Citizen, 2004
- Doucet, A. (1986) Op-Ed: “What’s wrong with American Policy in Central America? Nicaragua is not Grenada” The Ottawa Citizen, 1986.
Briefs, presentations and consultations
- Participated in RoundTable with federal Minister Carla Qualtrough, Employment, Workforce Development, and Disability Inclusion. December 13, 2021.
- Appeared as expert witness on issues of paid and unpaid work, Standing Committee of Women and Gender Equality Canada, December 10, 2020
- Appeared as expert witness on Bill C-86, the Standing Committee of Finance, House of Commons, November 6, 2018
- Invited brief to Senate on Bill C-86 (Division 8) on parental leave benefits, Andrea Doucet, Lindsey McKay and Sophie Mathieu, November 2018
- Jewel, E., Doucet, A., Falk, J., and Fyke, S. (2018). Indigenous employment engagement in Niagara: Social knowing, mental health, and the importance of Indigenous resources. Report to the Government of Ontario, Ontario Human Capital Research and Innovation Fund.
Doucet, A., and McKay, L. (2018). Les deux politiques de régimes parentaux du Canada: un argument en faveur du congé réservé aux pères. (“Canada’s two parental leave policy regimes: An argument for dedicated leave time for fathers“) Rapport rédigé pour les 10 ans due Régime Québécois d’assurance parentale. Québec: Conseil de Gestion de L’Assurance Parentale.
- Mathieu, S., McKay, L., and Doucet, A. (2018). Politiques sociales, soutien au travail de soins et inégalités de classes. (“Labour Market Policies, Support for Parental Caregiving, and Class Inequality”), Rapport rédigé pour les 10 ans du Régime Québécois d’assurance parentale. Québec: Conseil de Gestion de L’Assurance Parentale.
- Expert testimony to the Status of Women Committee, House of Commons Canada, on Economic Security. Ottawa, ON (via videoconference). March 21, 2017.
- McKay, L., Doucet, A., & Mathieu, S. with Adams Coons, C. (2017). Brief submitted to the Status of Women Committee, House of Commons of Canada, “Study of economic security of women in Canada and equal participation of women in the Canadian economy”. http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/421/FEWO/Brief/BR8829936/br-external/DoucetAndrea-e.pdf
- Doucet, A., McKay, L., and Mathieu, S. (2016) Who/whose benefits: Gender and class issues in parental leave in Quebec and Canada, Paper presented at CUPE Child Care. Roundtable Featured Panel, Ottawa, ON.
- McKay, L., Mathieu, S., and Doucet, A. (2016) Parental-leave rich and parental-leave poor: Closing Equality Gaps in Canadian Parental Leave Policy. Paper presented at the Canadian Labour Congress, EI and Women’s Issues Committee, Ottawa.
- 15th annual International Seminar of the International Network of Leave Policies and Research. “Canadian Parental Leave Policies: design, equality, fit and futures,” Toronto, July 13-14, 2018, The Leave Policies and Research Network, (with Lindsey McKay and Sophie Mathieu).
- The 33rd Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Visual Methods and Visual Ethnographies (Brock University, May 11-13, 2016, The Qualitatives)
- Consuming Intimacies Symposium (Brock University, Oct 15-17, 2015, co-organized with Robyn Lee, Lindsey McKay and Alana Cattapan)
Featured in the news
Mom stunned after maternity leave benefits cut by 50% due to CERB by CBC News (May 2022)
How more men taking paternity leave could save mothers’ careers in the Globe and Mail (March 2022)
Transition to new pandemic benefits creating inequities among parents in the Jordan Press (January 2021)
Study suggests pandemic-induced recession could impact paternity leave take-up rates in the Jordan Press (November 2020)
The pandemic exposed huge gaps in EI — turns out the parental leave system has many of the same problems in The Toronto Star (November 2020)
Study suggests pandemic-induced recession could impact paternity leave take-up rates in the National Post (November 2020)
Paternity leave policies are improving for men in academia in University Affairs (October 2020)
‘The Daddy quota’: how Quebec got men to take parental leave in The Guardian (June 2018)
Why Paternity Leave Matters in Macleans (June 2018)
A dad’s confession about household chores in Today’s Parent (March 2018)
10 Women’s Day ideas that could make the world a better place in The Ottawa Citizen (March 2018)
Seven things to know about Canada’s new parental leave benefits in The Globe and Mail (March 2017)
Quebec has a better way of doling out parental leave in Rabble News (June 2016)
Quebec has a better way of doling out parental leave in Macleans (May 2016)
New dad: How men navigate the passage to parenthood in Today’s Parent (June 2013)
Women as the breadwinners in The National Post (February 2012)
Are Dads Facing Discrimination at the Playground? The Society Pages (February 2011)
Say it with me, “I earn more than my husband” in the Globe and Mail (September 2011)
She Works. They’re Happy. in The New York Times magazine (January 2010)
Rise of the power wives in New York Post (November 2010)
Rise of the Breadwinning Power Wives in NY Dads and Stay at Home Dads (November 2010)
The Economics of Marriage by Jean Chatzky, Financial Editor of the Today Show (February 2010)
Sugar Mamas Can Be a Sweet Thrill in The Globe and Mail (April 2010)
The New Female Breadwinners – Celebratory Boon or Involuntary Boom? The Glass Hammer (March 2010)