Saturday, June 15, 2019

The State of Paternity Leave in Southeast Asia

Paternity leave is fast becoming a hot topic in Southeast Asia. Among other countries in the region, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia have each instituted paternity leave policies of varying durations, wage replacement rates, funding sources and eligibility requirements. International interest in paternity leave has also seen a number of corporations operating in Southeast Asia develop their own paternity leave policies. The benefits of paternity leave extend to parents, children and business. When fathers take paternity leave, mothers benefit through increased childcare support, additional time to heal after childbirth, additional emotional support, a reduction in stress and a smoother transition back to work. Read More