Less than two percent of Czech fathers take paternity leave: study

The overall percentage of Czech fathers taking paternity leave is less than two percent, according to the data released by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on Friday. Over the past fifteen years, the number of fathers staying at home with their kids has increased by only about one percentage point. Last year, some 5,200 Czech fathers officially took paternity leave. According to the non-profit Liga otevřených mužů or League of Open Men, ten percent of Czech fathers would like to take paternity leave but most of them reject it, stating mainly financial reasons.