I love that term – babypause. German men are using it to refer to the time they take off work to spend with their kids.
In January, Germany changed its parental-leave laws to give new parents 2/3rds of their salary for up to 12 months, which can be extended to 14 months providing Dads take at least 2 of the months. Talk about incentive.
So far, the new law has been a hit. Last year, only 3.5% of German Dads took leave after their kids were born. So far this year, that number has more than doubled to 8.5%.
Thanks to EduKey for the lead.