State paternity leave law benefits working fathers
Boston Globe - 01/19/2015
Expanding paternity leave for fathers will help make families stronger, advocates say, noting that the more both parents are involved in the lives of their children, the more successful those children will be. Having time to care for and bond with a newborn can instill in men a “sense of fatherhood” that can lead to more equity at home and a better work-life balance with their spouse, according to a soon-to-be-released study by Northeastern University.
Not only that, fathers who are more involved in their children’s lives report greater job satisfaction and less work-life conflict, and are less likely to consider quitting their jobs, the Northeastern study found.