The extended paternity leave is designed to divide parental leave between parents and eliminate discrimination in the workplace surrounding the belief that only women care for babies. Even if the policy is adopted, officials do not expect men will take advantage of it. Their statistics indicate that "fewer than one in 10 of the estimated 239,000 eligible fathers each year would take advantage of the new right initially," as men tend to be drawn back to their jobs and fear losing their tenure if they take time off.
Would your husband take an extended paid paternity leave if offered?
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