Grattan Institute research published today shows the average 25-year-old woman who goes on to have a child can expect to earn A$2 million less by the time she is 70 than the average 25-year-old man who becomes a father. For childless women and men, the lifetime gap is about A$300,000.Read more
Australia has one of the least effective parental leave systems for dads with men accounting for less than 1% of parents who receive leave and benefits, according to a new global study on fatherhood.Read more
According to Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh, there is a “a myriad of parental leave policy out their concocted by employers.” So it’s not surprising many men in Australia don’t use it.
“It’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast,” Walsh told the Australian Fatherhood Research Symposium last week at Deakin University, Melbourne.Read more
Is it time we put more focus on helping new dads to balance work and childcare?Read more