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The U.S. ranks 134th in parental leave

According to the Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies, the United States ranks 134th out of 164 countries in terms of guaranteed maternity and parental leave policies. Slovenia ranks first.

  1. 3 January 2009 at 11:31 am

    This one is just depressing…

  2. Elise
    10 June 2009 at 3:10 pm

    As someone who is currently exploring her -shall we say limited- options regarding maternity leave, I find this disheartening that the U.S. does not recognize the benefits of allowing its workforce to have more leave during such a tumultuous time in one’s life. It is difficult enough to figure out how I will be able to take the most leave possible to bond with my baby yet also attempt to figure out how we will survive without my income for three months…

  3. Sue
    18 July 2013 at 8:27 am

    Have we moved up or down in this ranking?

  4. Mark
    30 July 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I don’t know.

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