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June 16, 2024

Should employers be required to offer paid parental leave for both parents?




Total votes: 5

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  1. FearlessHusky1
    122

    If both parents are taking on child-caring duties then yes. However there are instances where the parents are separated and one of them simply sends money and has otherwise no role in the child’s. …Read MoreIf both parents are taking on child-caring duties then yes. However there are instances where the parents are separated and one of them simply sends money and has otherwise no role in the child’s life. So, paid leave for that parent does not make sense. Read Less

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  2. WittyDeer4
    32.5

    I believe both parents should as both parents have a role and responsibility with the child especially right after birth. Further, you never know the parent roles of each person, and it’s not fair to …Read MoreI believe both parents should as both parents have a role and responsibility with the child especially right after birth. Further, you never know the parent roles of each person, and it’s not fair to assume typical gender roles. Read Less

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  3. CleverTiger3
    37.5

    I do believe that both parents should have time off. This is a big transition, and the baby should spend at least some time with both parents. Emotional support is vital, and it might be necessary to …Read MoreI do believe that both parents should have time off. This is a big transition, and the baby should spend at least some time with both parents. Emotional support is vital, and it might be necessary to have both parents for a while. Read Less

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  4. SensibleHalibut1
    40.5

    I think there should be equal respect for paternal leave for both parents as having a kid is a big step for both parents and a single parent cannot be left alone with a newborn kid. There needs to be …Read MoreI think there should be equal respect for paternal leave for both parents as having a kid is a big step for both parents and a single parent cannot be left alone with a newborn kid. There needs to be contribution from both the parents especially in the first few months. Hence there should be paid leave for both the parents. Read Less

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  5. CleverCrocodile2
    43

    Yes, because each parent’s ability to spend time caring for a child varies; on some days, only one parent may be available, while the other parent may be available on other days. Also, it is easier …Read MoreYes, because each parent’s ability to spend time caring for a child varies; on some days, only one parent may be available, while the other parent may be available on other days. Also, it is easier for the family if both parents are able to care for the child. Read Less

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