Swedish Men To Get Three Months of Mandatory Paid Paternity Leave 

Beginning in 2016, Sweden will give new fathers a third month of required paid parental leave. The country already has one of the most generous parental leave policies, it currently allows parents to take 16 months of government-paid time off to care for newborns that must be split between both parents. The law… » 5/31/15 3:00pm 5/31/15 3:00pm

Child-Bearing Women Terrify Male Bosses Because Babies Make Them Dumb

If you’re in the U.K. and are hiding your pregnancy to get a new job, you’ve got the right idea. A new survey says that one-third of managers would employ a man in his 20s or 30s over a woman the same age for fear they will take maternity leave. OMG babies, they ruin everything, don’t they? » 8/12/14 10:30am 8/12/14 10:30am

Sports Dude Sorry for Suggesting Ladies Plan C-Sections Around Sports

Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason has apologized for comments he made on his radio show while discussing the very short paternity leave taken by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy. (Esiason claimed that if he were in the baseball player's shoes, "I would have said 'C-section before the season starts, I need to be… » 4/04/14 11:20am 4/04/14 11:20am

Facebook Employee Writes About What He Learned on Paternity Leave

On Sunday, Tom Stocky, a manager at Facebook, wrote a post on his um, Facebook about his experience taking paternity leave at a company that actually allows its employees to take a respectable paternity leave. The result is a totally unsurprising look at the ways that men are discouraged by those around them from… » 7/08/13 6:00pm 7/08/13 6:00pm

Sweden Continues to Make Everyone Jealous, Moves to Extend Mandatory…

Sweden's paternity-leave policy is inarguably the best in the world, with men given up to 240 days of government-paid time off to care for their newborns — and now politicians are looking to make it even more generous. Currently, fathers are required to at least two months off after the birth of a child, and now it's… » 8/01/12 4:15pm 8/01/12 4:15pm

Britain: Making It Easier For Women To Stay Home, And Reinforcing The…

As if there hasn't been quite enough said about the work-life choices women get to make, Nicola Brewer, the chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in Great Britain, ignited a debate about maternity leave and its effect on women's careers this weekend that has landed her in a spot of hot water. Recently,… » 7/15/08 4:00pm 7/15/08 4:00pm

More Modern Dads Are Juggling The Work/Life Balance Alongside Their…

In honor of Father's Day this weekend, there is a slew of articles about modern fatherhood, most notably the the cover story of the New York Times Magazine coming out this Sunday about "equal parenting." Lisa Belkin, who has covered the life and work beat for the styles section for a decade now, interviews several… » 6/12/08 9:30am 6/12/08 9:30am