Paid Maternity Leave

Paid Maternity Leave

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 282 , Segment 5

Episode: Brazilian Politics, Global Surgery, Paid Maternity Leave

  • Apr 26, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 15:56 mins

Guest: Arijit Nandi, PhD, Epidemiologist and Professor at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy Parents in nearly every country in the world get paid leave when a child is born. Mothers in developed nations typically get six months or more. Even less-wealthy countries offer upwards of three months of paid leave. The US is the one big exception in all of this. We do not have mandatory paid leave for parents after a baby is born. What difference does it really make? According to research from McGill University and UCLA, it improves the chances of a baby surviving.

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