• Iceland offers just three months of partially paid maternity leave, a far less generous policy than other countries.

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  • But the U.S. is one of the last remaining developed countries that does not have a national paid maternity leave policy.

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  • Offer pregnant women paid maternity leave (3 weeks or more) and then the opportunity to take additional time off as unpaid leave.

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  • Most surprisingly, companies save money with paid maternity leave by cutting down on turnover and training costs to replace departing new mothers.

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  • Almost alone among industrialized nations, Americans are not guaranteed paid maternity leave.

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  • As a self-employed video producer, maybe I should have worried about expenses after the baby was born, since I had no paid maternity leave.

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  • Lengthy periods of paid maternity leave can put firms off hiring women, which helps explain why most Swedish women work in the public sector and Sweden has a lower proportion of women in management than America does.

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  • And, without going to Scandinavian lengths, America could invest more in its children: it spends a lower share of its GDP on public child-care than almost any other rich country, and is the only rich country that refuses to provide mothers with paid maternity leave.

    ECONOMIST: Women and work

  • Despite her reputation as a workaholic — she took just two weeks maternity leave after giving birth to her son, Macallister, and paid to have a nursery built next to her office — I still wanted to believe Mayer would champion progressive work policies.

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