DC's new paid family leave is one of the most generous in the nation. But economist Harry Holzer worries the policy could have unintended consequences and hurt the women it's trying to help.
By Paul Solman
The District of Columbia's new family policy will be a boon for not only workers, but for business and the District as a whole, says economist Heather Boushey.
By Paul Solman
When it comes to paid family leave, the United States lags behind every other developed country in the world. Hillary Clinton has stressed childhood issues for decades and has proposed 12 weeks of paid leave and universal preschool. Meanwhile, Donald…
By PBS NewsHour
Earlier this week, Gov. Charlie Baker of Massachusetts signed an equal pay law that is the most comprehensive statutory attempt yet to address gender pay inequality in the country.
By Ariane Hegewisch
A new outlook issued Wednesday by the International Monetary Fund drew some startling conclusions about the U.S. economy. The report asserts that the American middle class is gradually shrinking, the seven-year economic recovery is starting to slow and the pronounced…
By Corinne Segal
When it comes to motherhood and work, everyone has an opinion. But for photographer Alice Proujansky, working moms' stories speak for themselves.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Amazon has increased the amount of leave time it is giving to new parents, joining a host of other tech companies that are extending benefits in order to attract top talent.
By Alexandra Sarabia
Councilmembers in the District of Columbia introduced the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 on Tuesday, which could make the nation’s capital the first city to offer paid family and medical leave for nearly all its residents.
By Andrew Mach and Rialda Zukic
Germany allows new parents to take up to 14 months of parental leave on 65 percent of their salary. The U.S. offers no guaranteed paid leave for mothers or fathers. See how countries across the globe compare.
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