Few fathers take paternity new report reveals

A new study has revealed that one in four new fathers do not take paternity leave and few go beyond the statutory two week break.

Few fathers take paternity. Credit: Edmond Terakopian/PA Wire

Research among almost 1,000 employees and 800 managers found that a lack of support from employers was to blame for limiting time off among men after the birth of their child.

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) said its survey also found that fewer than one in 10 new fathers take more than two weeks of paternity leave, falling to just 2% among managers.

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Few fathers take paternity new report reveals

A new study has revealed that one in four new fathers do not take paternity leave and few go beyond the statutory two week break.