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    Paternity leave in the United States has been a growing controversy over the past few years. With parents wanting to both be involved with their child early on, the need for such benefit requires reevaluation in the workplace. With inadequate policies set in place, families often struggle with financial burdens, loss of employment, and gender identity/role issues. New parents should be allowed paternity leave, to get the opportunity to bond with baby, help their partner with any needs and those of the baby’s, and not stress about the financial hardship of staying home. Throughout this essay, each of these ideas will be examined and through supportive evidence; will prove how paternity leave is beneficial to all. To understand how and why…

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    Paternal leave is for both men and women and paternity leave is gender specific, to men (Huerta, Adema, Baxter, Han, Lausten, Lee, and Waldfogel, 2013). Paternity leave is starting to become more popular in European countries (Ruhm, Waldfogel, 2011). There is evidence that fathers, who take leave, positively affect their children’s future (Zhelyazkova, 2013). Forty four percent of men in the United States took leave (Family Values Work). FMLA or the Family and Medical Leave act protects family…

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    In this day and age, working woman who are with child are granted to take maternity leave, to care, look after and attend to their new-born child. Maternity leave is typically granted to full-time working women, to bond and recover from child-birth. Apart from women getting maternity leave, paternity is also necessary for men and their families. Some individual’s may argue that men should take the important role in their families lives, because their wives need their support and attention after…

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    Paternity Leave for Fathers? Yay or Nay? In 2016 your average household does not exist of a just one mother and one father but maybe two mothers or two fathers. Although a women is the one that carries a baby for forty weeks, it takes two people to raise a child. A mother is given anywhere from six to twelve weeks after having a baby to be off of work. A father does have that same opportunity, depending on their place of employment. Where maternity leave is offered for mothers it should also…

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    Paid Paternity Leave: Mandatory for Employers to Offer In the United States, currently paternity leave is an issue for both employers and employees, on average women and men go back to their job(s), two weeks or less after their child(ren) are born. The first few weeks after having a child or children are the hardest, however too many parents are going back too soon. Employers should mandatorily offer paid paternity leave for new parents who currently end up going back to work too soon due to…

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    What about Maternity and Paternity Leave? The maternity leave and paternity leave in the United States has caused many discussions on how fare the leave time is per person regardless of being mother or father and the money offered during leave. Maternity is the time a mother takes off of work after giving birth, and paternity is the time a father takes off after his new baby is born. Many companies in the U.S. average anywhere from four to six weeks of given time after the birth of the child…

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    Should men have paternity leave? Everybody knows that babies can be a hard to take care of,even with that little bundle of joy in your arms it can be tough. A question that has become popular is...should men have paternity leave? The fact is,that you need to make money as an adult. You have many financial responsibilities, and if both parents were off, their money will decrease by the thousands and a baby needs stability. If the dad is taking off for paternity leave many things can go…

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    In the April 26th, 2016 issue of The Good Men Project published an opinion article by Holly Whitman, a piece entitled, “New Dad’s Should Be Able to Take Paternity Leave- Here’s How.” In the article Holly Whitman encourages all fathers of their newborns to take paternity leave because it’s one bond that a dad won’t get back. Holly personally experienced the hard labor of 30 hours while still ending up with a cesarean section. C-sections shouldn’t be the only reason why dads should take paternity…

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    Marguerite Johnson Professor Anita Slusser English Composition 1 10/20/14 Paid Paternity Leave Do you ever get tired of the stereotypical cliché where women are the only ones who raise the child and do all of the cooking and cleaning? Do you plan on having children while working a job at the same time? What opportunities did your parents get when having children? Our country does not give parents the opportunities that other parents receive in other countries. Not only should mothers…

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    My father took paternity leave with my mother for all four of his children. As a result, Jade was valedictorian, Noah is very smart and social, and Beaux performs well academically, and I am extremely social. Many occupations do not allow paternity leave for new fathers. Also, most new fathers choose to not take time off. If fathers do not take paternity leave it puts stress upon the mother, and not taking time off does not benefit the new child at all whatsoever. The mother just birthed a child…

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