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Paternity Leave For Mark Zuckerberg

Paternity Leave For Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that he will take two months paternity leave after his wife gives birth to their first child. "This is a very personal decision, and I've decided to take two months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives." Mr Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page.

"Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families, " he said. California based Facebook gives US employees the option of taking as long as four months paid maternity or paternity leave, letting them divide the time how they wish over the course of a year.

Mr Zukerberg and his doctor wife Priscilla revealed in July that they were expecting their first child, a girl, after a series of miscarriages. Her pregnancy was for enough along that the risk of loss is low, Zuckerberg said.