Paternity Leave Laws: A Comparative Analysis of Sweden, USA and India

  • Sangeeta Chakravarty
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  • Sangeeta Chakravarty

    LLM student at Galgotias University, India.

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A comparative method of study of laws is adopted by various nations across the globe to improve and amend laws. One such area that needs to be highlighted by Comparative study is Paternity Leave Laws. According to the International Labour Organisation, paternity leave helps improve the overall well being of a newborn. Several countries have enacted laws on paternity leave that includes Britain, Estonia, Sweden, Japan, Bangladesh, etc. In countries like Pakistan, Nigeria does not provide any paternity leave. This is a doctrinal method of research and seeks to analyse the law on paternity leave and draw legal implications. This research paper follows a Comparative Method of study of laws and compares Paternity Leave laws in Sweden, USA and India. Sweden has the best Paternity leave laws with a more gender-neutral approach. The USA provides Paternity leave to its employees but it is unpaid. India still needs a uniform law on Paternity leave though private sectors have started including paternity leave policy in their employment agreement.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 152 - 162


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