Paternity Leave Around The World

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Paternity leave is the time a father takes a leave off work at the birth or adoption of a child. This kind of leave is rarely paid. Some companies offer new dads paid time off ranging from a few days to a few weeks.

Read the article and watch the video clip to know how other countries are allowing their new parents to spend time with their children.

How parental leave rights differ around the world


1. After reading the article, do you think that your country should make changes when it comes to parental leaves?
2. Do you know anyone who decided to have a maternity (or paternity) leave for a year to focus on rearing the child?
3. How long do you think is the ideal time off for a paternity leave?

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