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Canada lags in provision of 'daddy leave'
« on: August 30, 2008, 09:59:43 PM »
Canada is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the generosity of government-sponsored parental leaves that encourage fathers to share child-care responsibilities with mothers in industrialized countries, according to an international study released Saturday.

France and Spain allow both parents to stay at home – and return to their prior jobs, or comparable jobs – until their child's third birthday, the Washington. D.C.-based Center for Economic and Policy Research said in a report on parental leave policies in 21 countries.

“Finland paired a recently-enacted incentive for fathers to take parental leave with a billboard campaign asking, ‘How many men, upon dying, wish they had spent more time with their bosses?' ” the report said.

It added that Norwegian parents have an added accommodation that permits both parents to take leave simultaneously if both take part-time leave.

And Sweden has long had a policy of “daddy days,” which reserve a portion of parental benefits exclusively for fathers.
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