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"Lessons in Paid Family Leave From Parents Around the World"

NPR's "On Point" interviewed Dr. Jody Heymann, distinguished professor of health policy and management and founding director of FSPH’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center, about access to sick leave, both paid and unpaid, and the current battle in the U.S. Congress over a proposed federal benefit of four weeks

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
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When Isra’a Hamdeh daughter was born in Amman, she went on maternity leave guaranteed to her by the nation of Jordan.

“The leave is for 70 days here in Jordan. It’s by law," she says. "And you get paid for the full 70 days for the whole amount. By the government.”

Isra’a also lived in the U.S. for a while, where she gave birth to her son.

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