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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to take two months of paternity leave [following / followed] the birth of his daughter. This sends a [strength / strong] message to all [would-be / should-be] fathers to get involved [on / in] the earliest [stages / staging] of their newborn's life. Zuckerberg is only taking half of the time Facebook [grants / grunts] to male employees for paternity leave. Nevertheless, it sets a [positive / positively] example to men worldwide on the responsibilities of fatherhood. The Facebook CEO [written / wrote] on his own Facebook page: "This is a very personal [deciding / decision] . Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, [incomes / outcomes] are better for the children and families." He added: "We're excited to start this next stage in our lives."

Over the past few decades, more and [many / more] companies have been giving men [fully / full] paid paternity leave. However, many men [appear / appearance] somewhat reluctant to [take / make] advantage of this benefit. Technology companies are often in the forefront of looking [before / after] employees, but even their male employees have been hesitant to utilise the perk. Many male workers [prefer / rather] to continue working out of fear of falling [behind / in front] on projects or missing out on promotions. Just 2 per cent of businesses in the UK reported a [significance / significant] increase in the amount of paternity leave taken recently. Chris Parke, an employment [specialist / specialism] from London, offered some advice for men who were [unsure / unruly] about taking paternity leave: "Be courageous," he said.

 
 

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