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Making time for bébé: France doubles paid paternity leave

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In a major breakthrough for parents, France has decided to double paid paternity leave from 14 to 28 days. Researchers have long documented the benefits of paternity leave and the reform is in step with French society, as polls suggest 80 percent of French people are in favour. But how much will it cost? And who will pay for it? We take a closer look.