Men More Likely To Take Paternity Leave If Child Is Male

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A recent study on workplace paternity leave programs found that while men are now more likely to take advantage of the time off than they were a decade ago, fathers are 50 percent more likely to take paternity leave for a son than for a daughter. What do you think?

“That’s terrible! Paternity leave shouldn’t be dictated by anything but the whims of the employer.”

Becca Rey • Infrastructure Inspector

“Didn’t we already address this with Take Your Daughter To Work Day?”

Joshua Schiro • Urban Shepherd


“Fathers are just more motivated to take leave knowing they’ve got another guy at home to talk dump trucks with.”

Joey Furlong • Holistic Pediatrician