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Tag: Maternity Leave

Here’s Why the New ‘Family Friendly Work’ Fad Is a Fraud

I’m delighted Netflix and other high-powered firms are offering family-friendly work. But I take most of the news with a grain of silicon, and so should you.

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 READ MORE

VIDEO: John Oliver’s Message on Mother’s Day: If We Really Love Our Moms, They Should Get Paid Leave

This Mother’s Day HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” host reminded us that the only other country that doesn’t provide women with paid maternity leave is Papua New Guinea.

Posted on May 11, 2015 READ MORE

Shortly After Mother’s Day, U.N. Says U.S. ‘Losing Out’ Over Paid Maternity Leave

The United States is one of just three countries not to guarantee any paid maternity leave, a policy that costs the nation dearly.

Posted on May 13, 2014 READ MORE

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Sweden’s (Nearly) Egalitarian Work and Family Lives

Sweden has a reputation for being some sort of equal-opportunity paradise where men and women’s responsibilities are doled out equally. But how egalitarian is it really?

Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE

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