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Paid Leave to Care for a Newborn Benefits Mothers, Fathers and Economies

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 2, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 23:39

Guest: Andrea Doucet, Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies, Brock University, Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work & Care In the richest countries in the world, a new mother gets about a year of paid leave to care for the child. America is the exception. Here, it’s up to companies to decide if – or how much – time they’ll pay an employee to be on leave caring for a new child.  A survey by the Kaiser Foundation in 2017 estimated just one-in-three workers in the US are employed at a firm that offers paid maternity leave.