Paternity Leave: Resources


na;">• Center for Work & Family, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave., Chestnut Hill, MA 02460.This research organization is dedicated to increasing the quality of life of working families by promoting the responsiveness of workplaces and communities to their needs.

na;">• Families and Work Institute, 330 Seventh Ave., 14th Fl., New York, NY 10001.This non-profit organization addresses the changing nature of work and family life and finds strategies that foster connections among workplaces, families and communities.

na;">• The National Fatherhood Initiative, 101 Lake Forest Blvd., Ste. 360, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Works to promote a broad-based social movement to make responsible fatherhood a national priority.

na;">• The National Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 710, Washington, DC 20009. This non-profit, non-partisan organization promotes fairness in the workplace, quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210; 800-959-FMLA; Call or write with questions about FMLA or to complain if your employer doesn’t comply with the law.


The Father Factor: What You Need to Know to Make a Difference, by Dr. Henry B. Biller and Robert J. Trotter, Simon & Schuster, 1994. This informative, insightful guide examines the father-child relationship from infancy through adulthood.

Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture, by Mindy Fried, Ph.D., Temple University Press, 1998. This highly readable study examines parental leave at “best practices” companies. Fried gives a multifaceted picture of the lives of working parents who take parental leave, their co-workers and their managers.

Working Fathers: New Strategies for Balancing Work and Families, by James A. Levine and Todd L. Pittinsky, Harvest Books, 1998. This hands-on guide helps fathers, mothers, employees and managers manage the competing demands of home and work.

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