A report released during the week of Father’s Day finds that public policy and research often ignore men’s role in caregiving, and that paid parental leave is key to increasing gender equality worldwide.
The president signed an executive order to give federal employees up to six weeks of paid family leave after the birth, adoption, or foster placement of a new child.
Hundreds of University of Oregon educators are striking for paid sick and parental leave and fair wages, the result of a year-long negotiation process between a graduate employees’ union and the university administration, including its president, whose field of research is family sociology and who has published studies on the importance of paid family leave.
Thousands of pregnant women are placed on bed rest each year, in an attempt to ensure a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby. But bed rest can literally drive a family into poverty.
A new mother in Ohio is fired for taking leave days after the birth of her baby. The Ohio Supreme Court rules the termination is perfectly legal.