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Jurisprudential View Of Critical Analysis On Whether Paternity Leave Is A Process For Empowerment

Jurisprudential View Of Critical Analysis On Whether Paternity Leave Is A Process For The Empowerment Of Women

Shikha Rajput, B.A LL.B (Hons), Alliance School of Law, Alliance University, Bangalore


A policy identified as paternity leave empowers fathers to take time off from work to care for and support their families after a child is born or adopted. Even though the idea of paternity leave is not new, it has recently received a lot of attention as more nations and organizations have come to understand the advantages of supporting gender equality and work-life balance for both men and women. There is disagreement, though, over whether paternity leave qualifies as a mechanism for women's empowerment. This critical analysis will look at the reasons in favour of and against this theory and give a general overview of the work-family balance and gender equality movements in general.

Keywords: paternity, gender, equality, women, work-life


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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