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The average age for an American woman to have her first child is And more often, women are delaying marriage and children to have a career. When it comes down to it, a woman's childbearing years and peak earning years coincide, and that has a big effect on her earnings. Because maternity leave policies are left up to private corporations and not the government, a specific population is benefitting from them, and low-income workers are being left out.
When it comes down to it, the ability to adjust to motherhood or fatherhood and learn to care for a child is a luxury only some people can afford. Some high-dollar markets, like the tech industry seem to be making strides with leave policies, but low-income workers don't have access to the same types of policies.
The US is far behind the 78 countries with paid paternity leave laws, and many policies don't include parents who adopt children or have a surrogate. It just makes good economic sense, and not just for women.
Economists have found that when people are offered paid leave, they take it, which lessens their likelihood to drop out of the workforce completely.
And this is especially true for low-income parents, who can't afford to take unpaid leave if they're even afforded it under FMLA. Research shows that women who have paid maternity leave have a higher chance of returning to work. Google is one of the leaders in this realm. Other research shows that other tech companies have decent maternity leave policies as well.
Apple offers four weeks off before birth and 16 weeks after, and fathers and adoptive parents can take six weeks off. Yahoo offers 16 weeks of paid time off for mothers, and eight weeks for fathers and parents of adopted children. Instagram and Reddit offer 17 weeks to mothers, and Twitter offers 20, and all offer paid time off to fathers and adoptive parents. At the end of , Obama gave federal employees six weeks of paid leave when they become parents, and has touted paid parental leave as an economic matter for the country.
But, his plan of six weeks still offers much less than other industrialized nations. Denmark offers a year. Renting, buying a home and choosing the right mortgage. Running a bank account, planning your finances, cutting costs, saving money and getting started with investing. Understanding your employment rights, dealing with redundancy, benefit entitlements and Universal Credit. Planning your retirement, automatic enrolment, types of pension and retirement income.
Buying, running and selling a car, buying holiday money and sending money abroad. Protecting your home and family with the right insurance policies. Just be aware, if you decide not to return to work after 52 weeks, you might have to pay back any extra. You can find answers to more maternity pay questions on the MaternityAction.
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