Study: fewer dads taking paternity leave from work

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Study: fewer dads taking paternity leave from work

June 14, 2012 Updated Jun 14, 2012 at 1:48 PM CDT

CHICAGO -- Just in time for Father's Day, a new survey shows that more new dads did not take time off of work when their bundle of joy was born.

According to CareerBuilder's Annual Father's Day Survey, 2 in 5 working fathers who had a child in the last three years did not take any paternity leave.

The survey also shows that for the fathers who did take time off, 59 percent took one week or less and 47 percent said they felt pressured by their company to return to work early.

However, 35 percent reported that they would be a stay-at-home dad if their spouse or partner made enough money to support the family, which is down from 37 percent back from 2008.

For more on the study, visit CareerBuilder's website here.

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