Parental Leave Legislation and Women's Work

  • 18 Sep 2014 9:20 AM
    Message # 3102273
    Emily Smith (Administrator)
    Low-income women are less likely to be eligible for legally mandated parental leave, less likely to have employer provided paid and less likely to utilize their leave even if they are eligible. Lowering eligibility criteria for family leave could have a signifi┬ůcant impact in reducing the disparities in leave availability across the income distribution.

    What is the financial impact on the employer of increase use of family leave and what is the family/societal impact of parents taking advantage of family leave?

    2013 study by Sari Kerr

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