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U.S. snubs working dads, Good Magazine says

Dads in the United States are getting stiffed out of comprehensive leave days to take care of newborns, juniors and drained mothers, according to Good Magazine. Many dads have to save vacation days and work extra hours to make ends meet.

All but three states in the United States and Japan, China, Ireland and India don't offer any days off. Sweden offers the most days off for fathers at 480 days and Germany falls second at 365 days, the infographic said.

California and New Jersey offer six weeks of more than half of their weekly wages in paid paternity leave. Washington offers 5 weeks with $250 per week, according to the infographic.

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was instilled to allow U.S. parents to have 12 weeks unpaid leave as long as there are companies that have more than 50 employees. However, only 22 percent of eligible employees take the leave because they can't afford the income loss, according to Good Magazine.



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