America Needs to Support New Mothers
It’s time they can’t get back. Mothers worldwide take paid leave to be at home with their newborns, but the U.S. is the only developed country not to offer government-mandated maternity leave. Even though some firms are becoming more generous with paid leave, the vast majority of female workers in America — 88 percent — get no paid leave after childbirth. Experience has shown me that paid maternity leave helps reduce turnover, which means it’s great for business as well as families.