The case for paid parental leave

Entering parenthood is one of the great joys of life—but it can also be an incredibly challenging adjustment, particularly for working families. The pandemic has only exacerbated work-life imbalance: One in three mothers have considered leaving the workforce or downshifting their careers because of COVID-19. So what’s the solution? There isn’t only one, but paid parental leave is a solid start. Explore these insights to uncover the many benefits of paid parental leave—for moms, dads, and newborns—as well as the role of employers in supporting other caregivers and vulnerable populations. And take a deeper dive on the issues that matter, including:

  • why parental leave can increase employee engagement and retention
  • the challenges facing working mothers, and actions that companies can take in response
  • why caregivers are more likely to experience the most extreme of adverse mental health symptoms

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