Paid Leave for Fathers: Policy, Practice, and Reform
The Milbank quarterly
Fatherhood; Health Equity; Paid Family Leave
Policy Points Government policies that secure paid leave for all parents, regardless of gender, can reduce structural inequalities, while promoting fathers' engagement in parenting. Such policies are likely to be most effective when they secure full, or almost full wage replacement, and when they provide incentives for fathers to take leave. Organizations must also participate in the culture shift, providing workplaces that encourage paternity leave rather than reinforcing the "male breadwinner" stigma.
Yang, Y Tony; Wallington, Sherrie Flynt; and Morain, Stephanie, "Paid Leave for Fathers: Policy, Practice, and Reform" (2022). GW Authored Works. Paper 2168.
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