Marissa Mayer announced a progressive paternity leave policy at Yahoo! Especially considering recent Yahoo! decisions, these policies represent an important step forward for working dads everywhere.
According to some studies, yes. According to a 2011 study by the Families and Work Institute, 60% of American men in dual-earner families report conflict between their work and their home life, while only 47% of women do. Why? Men are more invested in the Success Myth than women; they are more likely to believe [...]
This report on paternity leave in the United States is really fucking depressing. Only fourteen states and the District of Colombia have gone beyond the rather bare-bones provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act. FMLA is the only act that helps Americans balance work and family, which is both praise for FMLA and a shameful [...]
(Hat tip to startledoctopus.) Great news from South Korea! The number of fathers taking time off work to take care of their children is increasing as parental leave becomes accepted in Korea. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor on Wednesday, 819 male salaried workers took paternity leave last year, up 63 percent from [...]
From WeNews: Last year while pregnant with our second child, I learned that my husband had accrued six weeks of vacation leave and a stunning eight months of paid sick leave. I suggested (and was prepared to insist) that he use it after the birth of our son and he enthusiastically agreed–and actually made it [...]