The World ‘Has Found a Way to Do This’: The U.S. Lags on Paid Leave

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
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World Policy Analysis Center, University of California, Los Angeles By The New York Times
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Congress is now considering four weeks of paid family and medical leave, down from the 12 weeks that were initially proposed in the Democrats’ spending plan. If the plan becomes law, the United States will no longer be one of six countries in the world — and the only rich country — without any form of national paid leave.

But it would still be an outlier. Of the 185 countries that offer paid leave for new mothers, only one, Eswatini (once called Swaziland), offers fewer than four weeks. Of the...

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