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Will others follow Microsoft's lead on paid parental leave?

WIRED cited research from the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in an article about Microsoft’s new policy requiring that companies that supply it with subcontractors offer the subcontractors paid parental leave.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The corporate policy change comes at a time when the lack of paid leave in the US stands in stark contrast to the rest of the industrialized world. In fact, the United States is the only high-income country that does not offer government-subsidized paid parental leave for mothers or fathers. Of the 193 countries in the UN, the US is part of a small group that offers no paid leave for new parents, according to UCLA’s World Policy Analysis Center. The others? Suriname, New Guinea, and some Pacific island nations.

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