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Shared parental leave is a win-win

In the UK, new rules about shared parental leave were introduced in April 2015 to encourage – or allow – dads to spend more time with their children. The Economist wrote last week that “giving new mothers a reasonable amount of time off work—the ILO recommends at least 14 weeks—increases women’s participation in the labour force”. However, overly generous maternity leave schemes can harm women’s ability to return to the workplace after extended periods at home. Continue reading