TV News LIES

Monday, Dec 18th

Last update05:20:13 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...


Word ban at CDC includes 'vulnerable,' 'fetus,' 'transgender'

CDC places 7 important words on taboo list. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the very agency tasked with saving and...

Trump to Obamacare Shoppers: Sorry, Store’s Closed

Obama Shop ClosedDespite larger-than-anticipated interest from consumers and past precedent for doing so, the Trump administration let the...

Judge blocks Trump rollback of Obamacare contraception mandate

Judge blocks Trump rollback on birth control A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Friday blocked the Trump administration from enforcing new rules that...

This may be a turning point in treating neurodegenerative diseases

New research breakthrough for neurological diseasesThey are diseases that threaten more than physical health: memories, personality, and the ability to move...
 
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!