A new infographic from Women & Tech explores government-mandated paid maternity leave policies around the globe. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Sweden comes in first place, offering 13 weeks at a fixed rate and a whopping 56 weeks at 80% pay. Waaaaay down at the bottom is the US of A, which does not require employers to prove any paid family leave. (The Family and Medical Leave Act requires only a certain amount of unpaid leave, and only for certain employers.)
February 12, 2013
October 3, 2011
Establishing a universal parental leave and benefits program should be the next big push toward gender equality in the United States so that women no longer have to choose between being a professional and being a mother. Why have we reached such an impasse?
June 22, 2011
After having a baby, women who get more control over their schedules are more likely to stay on the job. A large number of mothers who return to work subsequently leave the labor force.