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