U.S. Lagging in Paid Parental Leave

The United States shares this distinction with Oman and Papua New Guinea. None of these countries guarantees paid parental leave to its workers.

That and other interesting information is contained in an infographic sent to me by Priscilla Brown, who is  content coordinator of Early-childhood-education-degrees.com.

The infographic is entitled An Approved Absence: A Look at Paid Parental Leave.

Among other interesting tidbits:

  • 12 percent of adults in the U.S. have access to paid parental leave;
  • two in five women do not qualify for FMLA leave, because they haven’t worked at least 1,250 hours a year for an employer with 50 or more employees; and
  • Great Britain and Iceland have the most generous paid maternity and paternity leave programs, respectively.

Read the infographic here.



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