International Journal of Sociology of the Family, 38 1 As of Julyeight states California  New Jersey Rhode Island New On average Washington Massachusetts receive five fewer months of paid leave when compared to heterosexual couples,  Connecticut and Oregon  and the District of Columbia  have enacted laws that grant parental leave as part of state paid family and medical leave insurance laws, with 4 being effective currently.
Some research has linked it to greater male involvement in everyday childcare activities, such as bathing and feeding.
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