October 10, 2018

Thinking Broadly About Parental Leave Policy

Veronique de Rugy

George Gibbs Chair in Political Economy

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have begun to clamor for a federal paid family leave program. These calls are made on the assumption that the government should pay for parental leave, since the private sector has failed to provide that service. Veronique de Rugy unpacks a new study that suggests that the private sector has, in fact, already provided parental leave to a large and increasing percentage of the population.