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Kate commented on Cross-Cultural Parental Support

Hi Drake!

I look forward to seeing your research.

I just want to offer the perspective of the UK.

Most people are eligible for 1 or 2 weeks paid Paternity Leave. Mothers can take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave.

'The Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) for eligible employees can be paid for up to 39 weeks, usually as follows: the first 6 weeks: 90% of their average weekly earnings (AWE) before tax
the remaining 33 weeks: £140.98 or 90% of their AWE (whichever is lower)'

Some companies are more generous than others.

All of my friends who have had children have taken their full paternity/maternity leave entitlement.

It would be interesting to know the parental leave entitlements in all the three countries and also how many people take up the full entitlement.

Thanks, Benjamin! I will wait until the fall.

Would you consider Nohbo Balls to be in tier 2 or tier 3 for this challenge and why?


Kate commented on Degradable Biopolymer Enhanced Manufacturing

Thank you, Aiden! I have a lot of reading to do!

I just came across this company - - I thought it might interest you.