The key question is: in the first weeks after a baby’s born, which is more important – earning a paycheck, or cementing your unique bond with the new-born, ensuring that both child and mother are healthy and happy? All research emphasizes that parental leave reduces infant mortality, improves breast-feeding rates, reduces post-partum depression.
Yet, USA offers no parental leave at all and it’s the only high-income country in the world to disregard this necessity! This infographic tracks parental leave patterns worldwide versus USA, and how some states and companies are leading the way to break the pattern.
Infographic Source: Parental Leave In The United States vs. The World by InvestmentZen