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FSPH Dean and WORLD Policy Analysis Center founding director Dr. Jody Heymann was quoted June 29 by CNN about the need for the U.S. to develop policies that support paid family leave.
"The bad news is the United States is so late to the game," said Jody Heymann, dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, who has been leading teams studying paid leave for 17 years. "The good news is that with 187 countries in the world having paid maternity leave, over 90 having paid paternity leave, actually there's a ton that's already known about what works."
Heymann, who is also founding director of the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, is leading a comprehensive review of the literature on paid leave, including the health impact of different durations. That review is expected to be released over the summer or in early fall.