Gender Issues

Why Dads Refuse to Take Paternity Leave

old and young populations
Comments (2)
  1. Jay LeBlanc says:

    How about the tradeoffs for the unmarried workers? It seems like there is an expectation that unmarried workers will “pick up the slack” for workers out on maternity/paternity leave, but that the system will make sure they get no competitive credit for that extra work (since we wouldn’t want to “punish” the parents who took advantage of the program). Doesn’t that simply shift the costs?

    1. Elaine Schwartz says:

      Thanks for bringing up the tradeoffs. What you cite is crucial.

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