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Will Paternity Leave Go Mainstream?

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The idea that new fathers should be given time off to bond with their babies has been gaining steam with US employers. Now Facebook founder Mark Zukerberg may be giving it new momentum.

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“Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.” Those are the words of billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, announcing that he’s taking two months off from his work at Facebook. All other new parents at his company will be paid to take four months off. Emily Peck has been writing about paternity leave for the Huffington Post.