South Korea to Allow Up to Five Days Paternity Leave
Due to a waning birth rate in the country, the South Korean government is planning on increasing the paternity leave from an unpaid three days to a sweet five paid.
The South Korean government also said “don’t spend it all in one place LMAO” (rough translation).
In contrast, Denmark gives the father 2 weeks, Italy gives 13 weeks, Russia gives a conditional 18 months, the UK gives 2 weeks, Canada gives 35 weeks (shared with the mother), and the United States gives, well…nothing. Of course in the United States, it’s all run by big business, so you can receive paternity leave, but must apply for it and jump through a couple of flaming hoops. Can I get a U-S-A chant going here?
Sauce: Yonhap News