More than half fathers and mothers (56 percent) said it was not enough paternity leave negative Psychological healthAccording to a new study.
Research commissioned by Koru Kids in association with paternity institute It examined the current state of paternity leave in the UK, where three-quarters of fathers and non-parents (76 per cent) surveyed offered only two weeks of leave by their employer.
This is the current minimum legal requirement in the UK, compared to 52 weeks of maternity leave.
The study found that nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of mothers surveyed said they felt abandoned during such a poor time, with more than two-thirds (67 percent) taking on the majority of housework and childcare duties on their own.
Three in five (62 per cent) of mothers said they felt their partner struggled to form a bond with their new baby due to a lack of time off, while more than half of fathers (52 per cent) said their child did not receive enough attention during those The crucial first months.
A third of non-parents/partners (34 percent) said their relationship had struggled, while another third (32 percent) said they felt financially unstable.
Overall, 80 per cent of fathers said that unequal maternity/paternity leave policies in the UK reinforced traditional gender stereotypes that see the father returning to work, while the mother adopts the role of managing the house.
Now, the two organizations are campaigning for childless parents and partners to be given a minimum of six weeks of paid leave in the first year after a child is born, and for more transparency from employers about the packages they offer.
“gender inequality It starts on day one, thanks to poor paternity leave packages, and our research confirms that paternity leave is severely underfunded and overlooked,” said Rachel Carrell, founder and CEO of Koro Kids.
With 60 percent of fathers saying that good paternity leave will be a factor when finding a new role, every employer should check their paternity package and make sure it provides financial stability, flexibility and time for new parents to bond with their child.
“It is time to break down the barriers to parental leave, so that men, women and children can thrive.”
Koru Kids created a file a tool People were able to enter their employers’ paternity policy and see how that compares to Glassdoor’s “50 Best Places to Work.”
search continues july study Nearly 8000 non-parents and partners found that the vast majority are not doing enough to support them in the workplace.
Data from the pregnancy charity Pregnant Then Screwed showed that eight in 10 fathers think this is the case, while one in seven (14 percent) of those who used the shared parental leave scheme said they faced discrimination in the workplace as a result.
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