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The government will begin encouraging male workers in the national public service sector to take more than a month of child care leave starting in fiscal 2020, so as to encourage similar moves for workers with local governments and in the private sector, government sources said Tuesday.

It is considering introducing measures to make it easier for paternity leave applicants to make work arrangements in their absence, and to evaluate managers’ performance based partly on how many subordinates take such leave, according to the sources.

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