Paid parental go away goes up to motivate extra dads to stay residence

From August, mother and father in the Netherlands will have the proper to nine months parental go away, paid at 70% of their daily price up – to a most of €155.

The former cabinet had been preparing a 50% payment but the senate voted in favour of a greater total, forcing ministers to rethink.

The intention is to superior distribute the stress of care among equally mom and dad, social affairs minister Karien van Gennip stated. ‘By expanding the salary proportion to 70%, we are generating it a lot easier to consider go away,’ she stated. ‘This will also aid young fathers develop into a lot more involved in boosting their young children.’

Presently parents can choose 26 months unpaid parental leave until finally the boy or girl reaches the age of 8. As soon as the amended legislation is passed, that will swap to nine months paid – funded by the authorities – and 17 unpaid.

Analysis printed by countrywide figures business office CBS in 2019 uncovered that just just one in 10 young fathers just take time off work under the formal unpaid paternity leave plan.

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