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Eligible fathers' participation in paid parental leave (PL)
|Total||Claimed PL1||Odds ratio2|
|College diploma or above||147||26||1.2||1.2||1.2|
|Less than college diploma (ref)||124||19||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|College diploma or above||183||27||1.4||1.5||1.2|
|Less than college diploma (ref)||88||16||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Household income month before birth|
|Less than $2,500 (ref)||60||23E||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|$2,500 to $4,999||109||23||1.1||0.8||0.9|
|$5,000 or more||93||23||1.1||1.2||0.7|
|Mother receiving PL||189||25||…||…||…|
|Earns less than father (ref)||102||20||1.0||1.0||1.0|
|Earns the same or more than father||55||37||2.5*||3.5*||2.5|
|Earning ratio not known||31||F||1.3||2.7||0.8|
|Mother not receiving PL||83||19||1.5||0.3||3.4*|
* statistically significant from the reference group (ref) at the 0.05 level
1. Excludes fathers whose claim status is unknown.
2. This logistic regression calculation indicates whether certain variables significantly increase or decrease the chances (odds) of the father claiming parental leave benefits.
Source: Statistics Canada, Employment Insurance Coverage Survey, 2006.
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