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descent or derivation from a father
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



in Soviet law, the fact of the parentage of a child by a particular man, as certified by a birth certificate in the civil registry. When a child is born to persons whose marriage is registered, the spouse of the mother is recognized as the father of the child. If the parents’ marriage is not registered, paternity may be established by a joint declaration of the father and mother of the infant. In the absence of such a declaration, paternity of a child born after Oct. 1, 1968, may be established through a legal process upon the declaration of either parent, of the guardian, of the person upon whom the child is dependent, or of the child himself when he attains majority. The conditions under which a court may establish paternity are laid down in the family codes of the Soviet republics (art. 48 of the RSFSR Family Code). Appropriate registration is recorded in the birth-registry book, and a birth certificate is issued on the basis of a joint declaration by the parents, a court decision establishing paternity, or an acknowledgment of paternity. Parental rights and obligations begin upon the act of registering paternity.

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The reason employers set up criteria to discern whether male employees qualify for paternity leave is to prevent abuse of this policy.
Insurance officer at the council Barry Spence, from Bannockburn, said: "The four-week paternity leave came in just before my daughter, Skye, was born so I would have been one of the first to be able to take advantage of it.
On June 20, the Human Resources Ministry proposed to introduce a three-day paternity leave to fathers working in the private sector via amendments to the Employment Act 1955.
Diana van Maasdijk, Equileap's chief executive, said: "Sadly, not many companies are offering equal opportunities for men and women when it comes to maternity and paternity leave, with most offering just a couple of weeks to men.
Prince William's paternity leave after they welcomed Prince George and Princess Charlotte was only two weeks.
According to the lawmaker, studies have shown that husbands who took longer paternity leaves 'were more involved with their children and child care activities,' thus 'reinforcing the long-term bond between father and child' and 'improve the Filipino family's overall work-life balance.'
He cited studies showing that husbands who took longer paternity leaves "were more involved with their children and child care activities," thus reinforcing the long-term bond between father and child.
(LP, Ifugao), and Johnny Ty-Pimentel batted for the approval of a measure that would amend the Paternity Leave Act of 1996.
'It was pointed out that the federal government had allowed paternity leave for employees but employees of NCSW, which works for women rights, could not avail the facility as it was not mentioned in the commission's rules,' he said.
The problem of paternity leave illustrates this all too clearly fathers haven't got much to do with child-rearing, so let them go to work.
However, the Government has amended the Revised Leave Rules, 1981 on October 30th, 2012 and now a male civil servant can take paternity leave of a maximum of 10- days outside his leave account immediately on or after the birth of a child.
Extending paternity leave benefits the child, the mother, and the father.