Paternity Leave

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Paternity Leave
Fri, 11-15-2013 - 9:05am

We have a ways to go in the US. The government doesn’t even mandate paid leave formothers, much less fathers. Even when companies do offer paternity leave, which is uncommon, there’s an implicit understanding that few who are truly serious about their career will take it. However, there are signs of hope. According to ABC News, a journalist at CNN is fighting for the same 10 weeks of paid paternity leave for biological dads that adoptive dads now receive, and experts say these kinds of work-leave requests are on the rise.

Why Paternity Leave Is Actually a Women's Issue

 http://www.ivillage.com/swedens-paid-paternity-leave-fosters-equality/6-a-553207

 

Do you know how much time off your partner will be taking when baby is born?  Do you think that is enough time, or would you like him home for longer?

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