Paid Parental Leave in the U.S.

Parental leave is on the U.S. horizon

Parental leave is on the U.S. horizon

Anna G

The United States doesn’t like to admit that it’s dead last. I don’t mean in military, finance, or politics, something that hits much closer to home, paid maternity leave. With no current paid maternity/paternity leave, the USA far behind the rest of the developed world. During the election season, candidate Donald Trump put forth plans for implementing a paid maternity leave. The White House budget that has been released by Trump’s administration has accounted for paid maternity leave, and may also cover paternity leave. This group is the first Republican administration to do so. Though all details are not yet put in place, it’s nice to see strides are being made to improve a faulty system.