Research undertaken by the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust included looking at parental leave in 2005. The survey found marked differences between women and men in their use of leave. Of the mothers surveyed, 79% had taken leave; while 52% of the fathers had. Most men took less than three months, while more women took between six and 12 months.
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Source: Mervyl McPherson, Parenting and paid work: on-line survey analysis. Auckland: Equal Employment Opportunities Trust, 2005, p. 21