Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to take two months paternity leave

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made an announcement on Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter is born.

Updated: Nov 21, 2015, 14:01 PM IST
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to take two months paternity leave
Photo credit: Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

New Delhi: The popular social networking site Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerbergs will take some time off from work to be with his newborn child.

Zuckerberg made an announcement on Friday that he will take two months of paternity leave after his daughter is born.

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It is a strong statement from one of the busiest and most powerful US executives on the importance of family time.

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He wrote on his Facebook page, along with a picture of a stroller, a yellow baby carrier and his dog, Beast: “Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter's arrival. We've been picking out our favorite childhood books and toys.

We've also been thinking about how we're going to take time off during the first months of her life. This is a very personal decision, and I've decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives.

Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families. At Facebook we offer our US employees up to 4 months of paid maternity or paternity leave which they can take throughout the year.

Every day things are getting a little more real for us, and we're excited to start this next stage in our lives.

Here's a photo of Beast with our baby seat. I think he knows something's up.”

Priscilla and I are starting to get ready for our daughter's arrival. We've been picking out our favorite childhood...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Friday, November 20, 2015

 

In July this year, he announced that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, were expecting their first child - a baby girl.