Browse By:

Thursday December 13, 2018 Login |Register

A Project of

sponsored by

Taking the Next Step: What Can the U.S. Learn about Parental Leave from New Zealand?

Bookmark and Share Report Misuse or Glitches

Publication Date: December 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


This brief, the first in the Work-Life Balance Series, discusses New ZealandÂ’s experience with paid parental leave and includes qualitative data from 17 New Zealand small businesses on their experiences with their new law. It concludes with policy implications and some next steps for the United States in this arena. The brief summarizes the key findings from the report High Wire Act: Balancing Families and Jobs at Precarious Points by Jodie Levin-Epstein.