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Every third father does not take the maternity leave, he wants to

Every third father does not take the parental leave, as he really has the desire to.

It shows a study from the Leaders ' principal organization, writes Berlingske. According to the newspaper's survey made among a small but representative selection of småbørnsfædre.

Among the reasons for parental leave will not be as long as desired, mentions several fathers in regard to family finances, and a desire from the mother on a long maternity leave.

the Study get the Managers principal organization to conclude that the statutory, earmarked maternity leave for men is the way forward.

It is already introduced in countries such as Norway and Sweden.

- each third father today do not hold parental leave in the scope, he would like to, is really too bad. It testifies that we are still not in the goal, says Berit Toft Fihl, political boss of the Managers principal organization, to Berlingske.

- Therefore, policymakers should intervene and reserve parental leave to fathers. It should not be a struggle for the fathers, neither at home in the family or on the job, if they want to keep the parental leave, she adds.

Berlingske writes that the Danish fathers today holding approximately ten percent of the forældreparrets total parental leave. It is the case, after the fathers ' share of barslen has risen by only about 1.5 percentage points from 2010 to 2018.

In 2019, the European Parliament and the council of ministers of a directive which will introduce a ring-fencing of the maternity leave of two months for fathers.

A implementeringsudvalg under the ministry of Employment, therefore, now together with the social partners on how the EU-directive no later than 2022 can be translated into Danish legislation.

Minister Mogens Jensen (S) have, according to Berlin earlier mentioned the government's bid as a model, in which the danger be secured up to 16 weeks dagpengebetalt parental leave, parts of which, however, can be transferred to the mother.

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