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Running Head: Assignment 2 1 Assignment 2 : Swedish Daddies Robert Renshaw BUS 309 Business Ethics Professor Juliet Elu May 31, 2015
Assignment 2 2 Introduction In the United States men and women have been taught and most believe that women are the ones that stay home with the children and take care of the household chores. That kind of thinking is starting to change and now more and more men are taking the time off work to help and even sometimes becoming the stay home parent. In corporate America it can be very difficult to balance home life and work life. In the United States there are some companies that offer paternity leave for fathers and some even offer paid leave. Even with fathers being able to take the time off to bond with the newborn children it can be hard to make the arrangements that are necessary to have both a career and the raising of a child. In corporate America companies have found that making paid paternity leave for fathers can have a very positive impact on the overall happiness of their organization and employees. Other countries have proved this by allowing fathers to take time paid time off of work to help rear their children. They have shown how it is possible to produce a happier and more understanding employee. Case Summary In the case study it shows how the corporate culture is moving too fast and how it needs to slow down and how one country Sweden is trying to push things in a new direction. America is almost the only country that does not guarantee women paid maternity leave. Sweden provides sixteen months paid leave per child sharing the cost between the employer and the government. Fathers also receive two months of paternity leave which is not transferable and if not used they end up losing it. Eight out of ten men end up using their time to bond with and help take care of the newborn child. Other countries have followed their lead, like Germany offering two months and Iceland going to greater lengths and offering three months for fathers and mothers and an
Assignment 2 3 additional three months that can be shared between the parents. The paternity-leave law is

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