Posts Tagged paternity leave

Chart of the Day: The many ways the US fails working families

Today the White House is convening a Summit on Working Families, so it’s a good time for your regular reminder that the US’s policies for working families are the absolute worst. Seriously, whatever policy recommendations the President makes today, they will be an improvement.

The US is just one of three countries with no guaranteed paid maternity leave, and of 34 developed countries, one of two that doesn’t ensure men can take paternity leave. Only 11 percent of Americans in the private sector have access to some sort of paid family leave. Most other wealthy countries also have things like paid sick days–a benefit that 41 million people in this country lack–and affordable child care. ...

Today the White House is convening a Summit on Working Families, so it’s a good time for your regular reminder that the US’s policies for working families are the absolute worst. Seriously, whatever policy recommendations ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

 

Disney undermines a heroine in 4 steps.

Edie Windsor, patron saint of modern love.

“By August, all they could talk about was Tinder.”

Malala wants to be Prime Minister.

Ohio’s new abortion restrictions cross the line of legality.

The hidden war against gay teens.

The government shutdown will hurt survivors of domestic violence.

And The Feminist Hulk shares some thoughts about the shutdown, too.

Twitter, get your shit together.

The ACLU is investigating roving border patrols.

Janet Yellen’s steep path to the Fed.

“Ze”: The CW’s new show will center around a trans* character.

The she-covery that wasn’t.

The law that’s creating cultural change in California.

 

Disney undermines a heroine in 4 steps.

Edie Windsor, patron saint of modern love.

“By August, all they could talk about was Tinder.”

Malala wants to be Prime Minister.

Ohio’s new ...

Australia to implement paid paternal leave next year

Yesterday, Australian Minister for Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Reform Jenny Macklin made a big announcement: starting in 2013, the Australian government will be providing paid paternal leave so that new fathers can take more time off from work to take care of their kids.

The scheme is clearly designed to make it more culturally normal, as well as more economically feasible, for men to take time away from work.

At the Mummy Blog Mamma Mia, Macklin wrote:

Because we understood how important that time with your newborn is, two years ago our Government introduced Australia’s first national paid parental leave scheme.

Since then, more than 200,000 families, many of them people who never before got any

Yesterday, Australian Minister for Families, Community Services, and Indigenous Reform Jenny Macklin made a big announcement: starting in 2013, the Australian government will be providing paid paternal leave so that new fathers can take more time off ...