Dads need more time with kids
DADS are still struggling to get equal rights at work when it comes to parental leave and flexibility, with a new survey of Aussie fathers showing 40 per cent believe workplace parental leave policy is not equal for both sexes.
A survey by parent support platform Circle In has found 75 per cent of males who have taken parental leave took less than four weeks and 50 per cent took two or less weeks.
Less than half of the dads surveyed this month believed their employer openly encouraged fathers to take parental leave, and there was a stigma attached to men who wanted to be involved in their children’s lives while maintaining a career.
This compares with many mothers, who on average take 32 weeks parental leave, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.