Maternity Leave Benefits: US vs. World


11 am

When it comes to maternity benefits, the U.S. ranks right down there with Swaziland and Papua New Guinea– it doesn’t have a set policy at all. And fewer companies are offering paid leave. This hour we’ll discuss a new report comparing benefits worldwide, and look at how the U.S. stacks up, and what it means for working mothers and fathers.



  • Laura Addati, Maternity and Work/Family specialist at the International Labour Organization, co-author of maternity study
  • Jennifer Owens, Editorial Director at Working Mother Magazine, Editor at Working Mother Research Institute
  • Carrie Lukas,   Managing Director at Independent Women’s Forum

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