coneflowersWe are the only three nations in the world lacking paid maternity leave for working moms.  Most developed nations offer 15 to 52 weeks of leave for a new baby to be with mom.

Another stunning statistic was the cost of childcare as a percent of net family income; the majority of the industrialized nations fall between five and ten percent – Americans pay 23.1 percent of their income for childcare.

The majority of advanced nations offer paid paternity leave for dads.  We are at zero.

For a nation that talks big about family values, this is embarrassing.  If you don’t call your State Representative (and other politicians) to support these policies, there is a good chance that nothing will change.

Read the entire report at the Huffington Post

 

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