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How the U.S. compares to the rest of the world in paid family leave

Amy Raub, principal research analyst with the WORLD Policy Analysis Center at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, was featured in a radio show on NPR station KJZZ-FM, Phoenix, which examined how the U.S. compares to the rest of the world on paid family leave.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, has brought the issue of paid family leave back into the spotlight.

Last summer, she partnered with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to push a bill that would allow parents to use their future Social Security benefits to take time off after having a baby.

On the other side, many House Democrats introduced the FAMILY Act, which would provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave. Many Democratic presidential candidates have also made the issue central to their campaigns.

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