Friday, June 06, 2008

Paid Family Leave

In follow-up to our earlier exchange about paid leave, here is a post by K.A. Geier at Tapped today, noting that "[a]ccording to a recent study done by Harvard and McGill universities, 169 of the 173 countries studied offer some form of guaranteed paid maternity or parental leave. Alas, the U.S. is one of those four countries which does not offer the benefit, putting us in the [company] of such stellar economies as Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, and Swaziland." The piece goes on to discuss paid leave in terms of economic theory.

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