"There is more evidence than ever for the benefits of paternity leave--for fathers themselves, and the rest of the family too."
This op-ed highlights studies from around the world showing direct links to the brain chemisty and physiology of fathers after their children are born. Stronger bonds are formed between father and child from time spent together in the first weeks after birth. The research shows that "fathering brains" are forged from direct, physical and social connections with infants. Paid paternity leave can help facilitate those bonds as other financial worries are lessened.