The world is getting better at paid maternity leave. The U.S. is not.

Source; Melissa Etehad and Jeremy C.F. Lin, Washington Post, August 13, 2016

….. [I]n the United States bearing a child comes at a high price for many women. Despite having one of the world’s most advanced economies, the United States lags far behind other countries in its policies for expectant mothers. In addition to being the only highly competitive country where mothers are not guaranteed paid leave, it sits in stark contrast to countries such as Cuba and Mongolia that offer expectant mothers one year or more of paid leave……

Paid Maternal Leave Around the World