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Government Maternity Leave

Seriously USA, you're just plain embarrassing -.- especially when science has shown that babies health is dramatically better if they are given 6-12 months with their parents.
from BuzzFeed

This Is What Paid Maternity Leave Looks Like Around The World

Seriously USA, you're just plain embarrassing -.- especially when science has shown that babies health is dramatically better if they are given 6-12 months with their parents.

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How lucky are we in Canada? Parental leave is not a right in the U.S. #parenthood #YVRMoms

How lucky are we in Canada? Parental leave is not a right in the U.S. #parenthood #YVRMoms

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from Mashable

America's 12-week maternity policy has nothing to do with families

How did the U.S. government arrive at 12 weeks for its maternity leave policy? - No Family Left Behind, America's current maternity policy has nothing to do with families and everything to do with politics. By Rebecca Ruiz

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from The Huffington Post

If The U.S. Wanted To Say 'Happy Mother's Day,' It Would Do This

Still No Paid Leave For New Parents On Mother's Day (INFOGRAPHIC) - The the U.S. is still the only industrialized country not to mandate paid leave for parents of newborns. http://huff.to/15UQDqW

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So how much time does the government guarantee new parents? And what of your company’s other benefits should you be aware of to ensure you’re getting the most out of your company’s leave policy? #maternityleave #pregnancy #workingmom #everydayhealth | everydayhealth.com

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I thought for sure some of those countries would have little or no guaranteed paid leave. I was wrong. We are so pathetically behind on some issues it's beyond embarrassing.

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from the Guardian

Gender pay gap: women earn £300,000 less than men over working life

Our book delineates the extent of the gender wage gap on women and some of the reasons why it occurs- such as a result of child bearing, second shift responsibilities, gender stereotypes, and maternity leave policies. This articles explains how in the UK the government is working hard to solve the 24% wage gap issue through the implementation of shared parental leave policies, free childcare programs, and gender wage gap mandatory publications for companies.

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from Niume

Pacquiao wants 6 months’ paid maternity leave for working moms

This is to good to be true. Well if this goes well, lots of working mom will be happy.Instead of limiting maternity leave to 60 days, boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao has proposed giving mothers working in government and the private sector the right to take half a year off from their jobs to be with their babies.Under House Bill 3590, maternity leave equivalent to 180 days or six months with full pay shall be granted to all women workers in the government sectors.To be eligible…