Tag: parental leave

  • Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

    Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

    Inside the Beltway, the debate continues to rage over the smartest way to spur growth. Tax cuts? Tax hikes? Investing in infrastructure? Better regulations? Print more money? But none of these are the answer, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34... Continue Reading

  • Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

    Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

    In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Continue Reading

  • Should Mothers Be Paid To Stay Home And Care For Their Children?

    Should Mothers Be Paid To Stay Home And Care For Their Children?

    Back in April, Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen reignited the mommy wars for 72 frenzied hours when she said that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, had "never worked a day in her life." Republicans roared and Democrats bristled. "My career choice was to be a mother," Ann Romney... Continue Reading