No Paid Leave for New Moms

Source: Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute, Economic Snapshot, May 6, 2009

This Mother’s Day we reflect on the critical but often overlooked issue of maternity leave. Among peer countries with comparable per capita income (i.e., those in the G7), the United States provides the fewest mandated maternity leave benefits in both length of leave and amount of paid time off.

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