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Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave Is Really Making Us Jelly
1 year ago

Sweden’s Paid Paternity Leave Is Really Making Us Jelly

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Here we are again, Sweden. We can’t quit you. You treat Dads with respect and we dig it. Not only do you give fathers 480 days to be with their newborns, you had to go and rub our noses in it with some touching photographs in National Geographic.

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Australia Introduces “Dad and Partner” Paid Leave
5 years ago

Australia Introduces “Dad and Partner” Paid Leave

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Welcome to Australia

Australian dads (and partners) – if your spouse (or partner) has had a baby or you’ve adopted one after January 1, 2013, you’re now entitled to “Dad and Partner Pay”.

Eligible working dads (or, you know, partners) are now able to receive up to two weeks of government-funded minimum wage and while on an unpaid parental leave or while not working. Applicants can receive their Dad and Partner Pay any time within the first year of their new child’s birth or adoption.

I’m kind of making fun of the “and Partner” wording, but it’s totally cool that Australia is supporting same-sex parents in this government program.

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Finland, 2013: Fathers to Receive 54 Days Paid Paternity Leave
5 years ago

Finland, 2013: Fathers to Receive 54 Days Paid Paternity Leave

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Finland Parade

New Year’s Day will signify more than just a new calendar year for fathers in Finland. As of January 1st 2013, dads there will receive 54 days (a whole 9 weeks!) of paid paternity leave. This will, no doubt, create a nation of involved, awesome new fathers.

An average of 73% of fathers are currently taking 18 days of paternity leave after the birth of their child. Leave in the form of a “daddy month” is only taken by 3% of new dads. According to Kela, Finland’s Social Insurance Institution, the new “more flexible” timing is meant to encourage new dads to take time off with their babies.

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South Korea to Allow Up to Five Days Paternity Leave
7 years ago

South Korea to Allow Up to Five Days Paternity Leave

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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 …
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AWARE Is Aware of Gender Inequality in Singapore
7 years ago

AWARE Is Aware of Gender Inequality in Singapore

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If you’re a new father in Singapore, you’ve got a total of ZERO days of paternity leave at your disposal. New mothers, on the other hand, receive four months. The Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) sees this disparity and wants something done pronto. Singapore has four official languages, so we just gave it to you in Spanish instead.

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