Baby sleeping When it comes to taking leave to care for family members, three-quarters of men and 69 percent of women said they have never taken off more than a day or two. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Paid family leave is frequently discussed as a way to help America’s working women take time off to recover from childbirth. However, a new report underscores the pressure that the absence of paid family leave puts on men.

The study by New America, a think tank, finds that nearly half of parents take fewer than two days off –– paid or unpaid –– following the birth or adoption of a child. While the average woman takes 11 weeks off, most men take a week off or less.

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