China’s Tianjin city to extend paternity leave
Tianjin city in China is looking to extend paternity leave to encourage childbirth in response to China’s new three-child policy.
Authorities in the Chinese city have launched a revision on the local regulations of population and family planning and aims to extend paternity leave for men. Currently, the city only awards seven days of paternity leave for fathers, writes the Global Times.
Paternity leave in China is stipulated by provincial family planning regulations, is not available in every region and differs from province to province.
Provinces like Henan, Gansu and Yunnan have the longest paternity leaves of 30 days, while Tianjin and Shandong Province have the shortest, with only seven days, according to Workers’ Daily.
In May, China announced that it would allow couples to have up to three children. The policy was formally passed into law in August. The government is also set to roll out more support measures to ease the burden on families on childbearing, childcare, and education.