Better outcomes for families when dads take paternity leave: Study

Mr Marcus Cheong and his wife, Si Lin, with their daughters, Matilda and Rebekah.
Mr Marcus Cheong and his wife, Si Lin, with their daughters, Matilda and Rebekah.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - Children whose fathers take paternity leave when they are born are significantly less likely to have behavioural issues like hyperactivity or anti-social behaviour, according to a local study by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The two factors have a cause-and-effect relationship, the study found after using rigorous statistical methods.

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