TV News LIES

Monday, Dec 22nd

Last update06:35:19 AM GMT

You are here News Health U.S. alone among Western countries on lack of paid maternity leave, UN finds

U.S. alone among Western countries on lack of paid maternity leave, UN finds

E-mail Print PDF

Maternity leave in USThe United States is the only Western country _ and one of only three in the world _ that does not provide some kind of monetary payment to new mothers who’ve taken maternity leave from their jobs, a new U.N. study reports.

Two other countries share the U.S. position of providing “no cash benefits during maternity leave,” according to the report, which was released Tuesday by the International Labor Organization: Oman, an absolute monarchy in the Persian Gulf; and Papua New Guinea, a South Pacific nation where the U.S. State Department says violence against women is so common that 60 percent of men in a U.N. study acknowledged having committed a rape.

The other 182 countries surveyed provide either a Social Security-like government payment to women who’ve recently given birth or adopted a child or require employers to continue at least a percentage of the worker’s pay. In 70 countries, paid leave is also provided for fathers, the report said, including Australia, which introduced 14 days of paid paternity leave last year, and Norway, which expanded its paternity leave from 12 to 14 weeks.

The United States also provides for fewer weeks of maternity leave than what other Western countries mandate, the report said.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Hope for dementia patients: Study suggests lost memories can be restored

Memory loss might be restorableResearchers at UCLA say new science suggests lost memories are restorable, lending hope to the millions...

NY releases planned medical marijuana rules

NY medical marijuanaThe state took another step Thursday toward getting its medical marijuana program up and running, with...

Health study: Half of Dr. Oz's advice is bad

Dr. Oz information flawedThe British Medical Journal examined popular daytime medical talk shows "The Doctors" and "The Dr. Oz...

Ebola kills Sierra Leone's most senior doctor

Ebola kills senior doctorSierra Leone’s most senior doctor has died of Ebola just hours after an experimental drug to...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!