More South Korean men taking paternity leave, becoming stay-home dads

Mr Jimmy Kim intends to spend a total of 10 years working from home so he can spend more time with family.
Mr Jimmy Kim intends to spend a total of 10 years working from home so he can spend more time with family.PHOTO: COURTESY OF JIMMY KIM

SEOUL - Excited about his first child due early July, e-commerce manager Lee Gyun-hyo has bought and read books about babycare, watched YouTube videos, and asked friends with kids for advice.

He has also applied for three months of paid paternity leave, so he can help his wife take care of their firstborn, expected to be a boy.

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