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How freeing men from their desks can improve family life

When it comes to work-life balance, much attention has been focused on women. But men do also face their own issues at work, with some feeling that they have little say when it comes to choosing between work and family, according to this thoughtful piece by the Economist. One solution is to ensure that both men and women get access to the same options when it comes to balancing work and family.

In Singapore, the Government has introduced a number of policy enhancements in recent years to help fathers play a bigger role in child-raising. For example fathers are given two weeks of paternity leave, and mothers can also share up to four weeks of their maternity leave with their husbands, as part of shared parental leave. Employers are also encouraged to strengthen work-life support for employees.

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