At Women in the Mix, we focus on what individual Wixii women CAN do to thrive more in their work-life mix; however, we are acutely aware that many variables outside our individual control shape and affect the choices we make. Economists have long observed strong links between family-friendly policies and labor force participation among women. The U.S. is one of five countries in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave, and only 12% of of U.S. workers get paid time off to care for a baby or a sick parent. Thus, in our quest to thrive, we must also concern ourselves with what is happening in terms of legislation and policy.
How The New Paid Family Leave Will Benefit Everyone (December 12, 2013)