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    The Importance Of Parental Leave

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    While the questions of parental leave is most frequently considered in the light of a woman’s ability to take time off from work after giving birth, the importance of paternity leave must also be considered.…

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    Essay On Parental Leave

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    Parents always make a huge impact on a child’s life. They’re there from the beginning of life and will always be there to support their child. With times changing it is difficult for parents to be there for their child in the beginning of life. Paternal leave is an option in the U.S., but only 3 states offer paid parental leave, which are California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island (United States Department of Labor). It is ideal for both parents to take parental leave but many times only the…

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    Paid Parental Leave

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    The topic I chose for my Senior Research is longer paid parental leave. The reason why I chose this topic is my mother struggled a lot when she had my little sister because my father could not take time off from work to be with his newborn baby or help my mother with her recovery. Due to the fact that, currently in the United States, 38% of all employers offer paid parental leave. Parents of newborns in the United States should have longer parental leave with pay because parents, especially…

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    Parental Leave Benefits

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    compares poorly to countries with developed economies, like ours, with respect to supports for families, especially parental leave. As a developmental psychologist as well as a mother and grandmother, I am keenly aware of the importance of providing men and women alike with time to adjust to their new role as parents, time to learn the baby’s needs and rhythms, and time to sleep. And women who have given birth often need time to recover from giving birth. The business case for parental leave…

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    Paid Parental Leave

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    important for parents to be able to care for their newborns. Unfortunately, parents and children in the United States are being deprived of the essential benefits paid parental leave can provide. In the 21st century most parents work. The reality is most children live in a household with a single parent or two working parents. With all the evidence, it’s surprising how behind the United States is on this matter. In fact, the United States is the only industrialized country that does not offer…

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    Parental Leave Benefits

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    The costs and benefits of the introduction of a paid parental leave in North Carolina Introduction: Historically the US lagged behind many high income and developed countries in terms of parental leave benefits. It was not until 1993 that unpaid parental leave was mandated under the U.S. family and medical leave act (FMLA). Even with the enactment of FMLA, it contains many restrictions that made more than half of the labor force ineligible. In addition, take up rate among eligible workers is…

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    In the past, maternal leave has had a troubled history in legislation. Women have had to fight multiple times in court to access time off for childcare. In the United States where the consensus is that working hard equates to your dreams coming true, significant time off work seems retrograde in obtaining one’s goals. Throughout history as more women entered the workforce, a divide formed between business and motherhood. In today’s society, maternal leave is a term left behind for a more…

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    Parental Leave Laws are an extremely important but overwhelmingly overlooked necessity in America. Other countries have proven for years that Paid and Protected Parental Leave strengthen the family unit, as well as the economic and corporate structures. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate paid leave for mothers of newborns. We must make Parental Leave Laws a priority for all parents if we wish to improve the standard quality of life in this country and…

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    European workers are offered twenty to thirty days of paid vacation. I personally, work with the school district and for an employee like myself to receive that many paid vacation days I must work for my employer for over 10 years. Also, after working for the district for a year an employee is given two weeks of “sick leave” and eight hours of paid vacation. A great benefit, about this it’s that if not used, it may roll over and be added to the following years’ time. Therefore, if an employee…

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    American Individualism

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    forms of wealth” without parents developing this human capital there would be no future economy or society (Crittenden 2001). Due to this, raising and developing a child should be the most valued jobs throughout society and be viewed as a “public good” So, that society will want to partake in its growth and success. America's social policies do not value children or those who decide to have and raise children. Today families must fully cover the cost of raising a child independently and they get…

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