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Prime Minister Blair Eligible For Up to 13 Weeks Paternity Leave
posted by Scott on Thursday June 14, @07:09AM
from the fatherhood dept.
Fatherhood Mark sent me this article from BBC News and writes "With the arrival of a new baby in the home of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, there is talk of how much of the nation's new 13-week unpaid paternity leave he will take. The article mentions that Britain, though ahead of the US, still lags far behind other industrialized nations in the amount of leave that fathers may take. In Sweden and Japan, the leave (up to 450 days) is completely transferable between the parents and up to 85% of the income is to be paid."

Source: BBC [UK network]

Title: Blair baby sparks leave debate

Author: Unknown

Date: May 21, 2001

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Blair is making a mistake (Score:2)
by frank h on Friday June 15, @12:51PM EST (#1)
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If Tony Blair really understood the value of fatherhood, then he would delay his 13-week paternity leave until his child was eight years or older, and then take it one week at a time over six months. It's important that Blair recognize the historical value of fatherhood and where it fits in the grand scheme of parenting. Mothering is most critical in the early years, fathering is most critical beginning with the onset of adolesence.
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