Caring for a newborn can be joyous.
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This important benefit does more than just help parents in terms of dollars and cents.
Reproductive leave policies can help workers who are trying to start a family, dealing with painful periods or going through menopause.
Most U.S. parents who take time off work to tend to newborns currently use unpaid leave.
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Polls have consistently found robust support for this benefit, with a growing share of the public approving of paid time off for dads.
Making ends meet when you have a newborn is easier with paid family leave.
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If the plan is fully phased in as proposed, workers could get up to $4,000 a month for a total of 12 weeks in paid leave to care for a newborn, another loved one or themselves within 10 years.
The practice of ‘casual’ employment has become a means to foster insecurity and low power, depriving many workers of leave under the guise of an alleged need for flexibility.
Many severe COVID-19 symptoms last for weeks.
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Not all Americans can take paid leave, and some workers can’t take any time off at all if they or their loved ones get sick. Those are big problems during pandemics.
Inadequate leave policies means many of us work while sick.
A workplace scholar addresses some common questions workers may have about taking time off due to COVID-19.
Protected time for new families could pay health dividends later.
The transition to parenthood comes with plenty of stress. A psychology researcher suggests that paid family leave could help lift some of the burden – with positive health benefits down the road.
Preschool today, success tomorrow.
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Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.
Bring your baby to work day?
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If President Trump follows through on his campaign promise, new mothers may soon have six weeks of guaranteed paid leave. But something is keeping them from using the benefits they already have.
It’s not easy to walk away from an abusive relationship without the support of a flexible employer.
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It’s uncommon internationally for workers to have a statutory right to paid domestic violence leave, but things may be shifting.
Dads need support, too.
Like moms, more dads are sweating the work-life balance. While just 35 percent of dads reported such conflicts in 1977, today 60 percent struggle to bring up baby while bringing home the bacon.
Women who live in countries with more generous childcare policies are more likely to start growth-oriented businesses.
Women in countries with better access to policies like paid leave and subsidized child care are more likely to start a business oriented toward growth and job creation.
But what awaits her at home?
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The latter part of the twentieth century saw a dramatic increase in women’s participation in the workforce as well as a rise in ideological support for women’s employment in the United States. However…