Paternity Leave

GUESTS: SUZANNE BRAUN LEVINE Author of Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First (Harcourt, Inc.) Editor-in-chief of Columbia Journalism Review from 1989 to 1997 Editor of Ms. Magazine from 1972 to 1989 JAMES LEVINE (Jim) Co-author of Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Home (Perseus, 1997) Director of The Fatherhood Project (a national research and education project that is examining the future of fatherhood and developing ways to support men's involvement in child rearing) The wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair set off an international debate this week when she suggested her husband take paternity leave when their fourth child is born next month. Fathers in this country can take twelve weeks of unpaid paternity leave. But according to a recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, less than one half of one percent of working men took paternity leave last year. Join Juan Williams and guests to discuss how men are balancing home and work.

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