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Parental Leave for Men: Yes, but …. !


The new trend is gratifying, an increasing number of men who are willing to take parental leave and the topic seems to be approached in more and more companies. Sceptical looks of the colleagues are vanishing. According to a survey ... read more

Conflicting parental leave for same-sex couples

Women can't have it all

The full integration of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community is still far from reality in many societies. Some countries directly ban homosexuality while others keep many persons in a legal limbo, this seriously limiting their access to some ... read more

In Germany, fathers take parental leave more often, even though for a short period of time


More than a quarter of all fathers take parental leave by now in Germany. However, the vast majority stays at home with their children for just about two months. The number of fathers who make use of the state’s parental ... read more

Parental leave – A threat to career?

Family Life in Norway

The German newspaper Spiegel Online picks some information of the latest survey of the German Family Ministry and highlighted that about 40 percent of women and 30 percent of men in Germany regret going on parental leave! This is really ... read more

Men and their challenges of parental leave

Pic_Men in Parental Leave

The numbers of fathers that take some time off for parental leave is increasing. However, most of them, just stay out for only a couple of weeks or months. ... read more

The new stay-at-home dads

Stay-at-Home Dad

One in seven fathers are main childcarers, that’s ten times as many stay-at-home dads then ten years ago. ... read more

Home alone – fathers on parental leave

Exchange of experiences among fathers: Henkel employees came together to discuss their experiences with parental leave. Some of them also used part time working models to reconcile both: professional success and a happy family life with children. (This link refers to the ... read more

Career and Family – Not only a Women’s Matter

A new Study of the Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) found out that men with children spend more time in the office than men without children. The study was based on the household survey figures “micro-census 2010”. ... read more