This article argues the critical need for the United States to pass a comprehensive paid parental leave program, specifically, the FAMILY Act, to support all families’ financial and caregiving needs and eliminate gender bias in the workplace. First, this article explains the current state of federal parental leave in the United States. Next, it details what an ideal parental leave policy should look like. Finally, it explores current paid parental leave options on the state level as well as proposed federal legislation.
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Paid Parental Leave: How the United States Has Disadvantaged Working Families,
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