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from WIRED

Amazon’s New Parental Leave Policy Is Good—And Good PR

The company has expanded its maternity leave and added leave for new dads. But, for it to work, Amazon will need more than just words.

from WIRED

Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months of Parental Leave

Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months of Parental Leave - http://www.wired.com/2015/11/mark-zuckerberg-will-take-two-months-of-parental-leave/

from The Huffington Post

Class Privilege and Parental Leave

Class Privilege and Parental Leave (Lisa Wade) "This makes the affordability of having children and the pleasure and ease with which one can do so a class privilege. A new report by the U.S. Census Bureau documents this class inequality, using education as a measure. If you look at the latest data on the far right (2006-2008), you'll see that the chances of receiving paid leave is strongly correlated with level of education"

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from The Huffington Post

If The U.S. Wanted To Say 'Happy Mother's Day,' It Would Do This

Still No Paid Leave For New Parents On Mother's Day (INFOGRAPHIC) - The the U.S. is still the only industrialized country not to mandate paid leave for parents of newborns. http://huff.to/15UQDqW

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from Children's Rights

Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill, cites potential harm to children

Gov. Rick Scott vetoes alimony bill, cites potential harm to children | Miami Herald

from American Fathers

How Sweden’s “daddy quota” parental leave helps with equal parenting – Quartz

Sweden became the first country in the world to replace maternity leave with parental leave in 1974, with time off that either parent could take. While the onus was no longer on women to take time off work for childcare, the new law didn’t dramatically change gender roles with childcare. Mothers wer

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from Science of Us

The Case for Taking Parental Leave When Your Kids Are Teenagers

The case for parental leave for teenagers: Research suggests adolescence is when parental involvement can really make a difference.

from the Guardian

Fathers will be able to share parental leave from April 2015

Fathers will be able to share parental leave from April 2015 (one more reason it's better to be a parent in the UK than the US)

from nytimes.com

The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave

Three states are providing real-life experiments on the impact of paid leave on new parents and employers.

from nytimes.com

The Economic Benefits of Paid Parental Leave