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More Fathers Opt for Parental Leave amid Changing Culture, Strong Policy Drive

More Fathers Opt for Parental Leave amid Changing Culture, Strong Policy Drive

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Choi Sang-min, the father of a nine-month-old baby living in the southwestern city of Gwangju, was surprised when his boss recently just signed off without ado on papers he had submitted requesting parental leave. “It was not what I’d expected. Because I heard that when a male colleague applied [...]

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

Number of Fathers Taking Paternity Leave Jumps 66 pct on-year in H1: Gov’t

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of fathers who took time off to take care of their children jumped 65.9 percent on-year in the first half, aided by the government’s increased support for parental leave, the labor ministry said Monday. The number of men who took paternity leave reached 8,463 in the January-June [...]