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To Promote Women's Leadership, Don't Forget the Benefits Gap

Emily Baxter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Emily Baxter

Changing work culture, especially for high-earning women, means recognizing the value of caregiving and work-life balance. For women in hourly, low-wage work, it means changing cultures that see them as replaceable and also irresponsible when caregiving clashes with unpredictable schedules.

Iran Cares More About New Mothers Than the United States

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Kurt A. Gardinier

The United States is the only developed country in the world without paid maternity leave. The only one.

Dear Working Father

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.11.2014 | Parents
Reem Kassis

Your identity changed, your responsibilities increased, you were no longer the most important person to your partner and your needs and feelings took a back seat. You and your life were entirely changed, yet all this was overlooked.

How Canada's 'Generous' Parental Leave Policy Is Benefitting Real Families

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents

While the United States is one of the few countries without a guaranteed parental leave policy, parents residing on the other side of its northernmost...

How Germany's Parental Leave Policies Are Revamping Parenting Culture

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents

Elected officials in Germany are aiming to raise the birthrate in their country, so they're implementing progressive parental leave policies and chang...

American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, the U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

Company Challenges Others To Offer Generous Parental Leave Policies

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents

On Monday, social change platform Change.org announced a parental leave policy for its employees that will offer all parents -- dads, moms, biological...

American Business Should Take The Lead On Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. The U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

Men Don't Have It All

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

It's time to change the conversation about gender equality. While at first blush, men seem to benefit from many privileges at work, the truth is, they pay a heavy price. As we barrage women with questions about whether or not they "have it all," we silently assert that men do. And they don't.

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

Why Some Wonkish New Parental Leave Rules Gladden My Heart

Robin Hardman | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Robin Hardman

for those who believe that parental leave, for every sex, is good for everyone, it's not yet time to break out the champagne.

4 Ways My 'Paternity Leave' Shaped Me As A Father And Strengthened My Family

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My paternity leave fundamentally shaped me as a person, parent and spouse, and I believe it contributed to the strength and resiliency of my family. I wish all fathers and families had the same opportunity.

Here's Why Family Leave Is A Huge Deal For New Parents

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

The average age at which working Americans now expect to retire is 66. Assuming many of them start working in their late teens or early 20s, that mean...

EEOC: Parity for Maternity and Paternity Leave

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

The EEOC issued its new guidance on parental leave today. In it, they lay the basis for parity between company-offered maternity and paternity leave. ...

Here Are The Worst States For Working Parents

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents

What do Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia have in common? A grim situation for working parents. Following up on its 2005 and 2012 reports, The Nationa...

Work, Family and the White House

Brad Harrington | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Brad Harrington

Over the past several weeks, the Boston College Center for Work & Family has had the privilege of participating in two events sponsored by the White H...

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Advocates For Paid Family Leave

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

The United States is one of only four countries without paid family leave, and Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez wants to change that. In an intervie...

Sam Stein

White House Reveals Family Leave Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Obama administration hosted a forum on working fathers intended to spotlight the need for family friendly policies at wor...

A Milestone For America's Dads

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

There are a few days that I think of as high points in my life and being invited to play a clip of my documentary, The Evolution of Dad, at the White House Working Dads Summit on Monday certainly stands among them.

The One Thing That Would Help New Dads Become Better Fathers

Jeff Bogle | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

It's simple, really. There's one thing that would help new dads become better fathers: Paternity Leave.

7 Things I Know After My Paternity Leave

Michael Kress | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Michael Kress

The experience was, not surprisingly, as much -- or more -- about my older kids as it was about the baby.

We Need to Start Giving Stay-at-Home Dads More Credit

AskMen.com | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
AskMen.com

Involved fatherhood is and should be considered completely normal. Yet, until very recently, involved dads have been alternately ignored or overly celebrated as doing something exceptional.

"What About the Men? They Need Life Outside of Work, Too"

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In short, the workplace is changing and men experience many of the same work-life conflicts as women.

Striking Out on One Pitch

Doyin Richards | Posted 06.05.2014 | Parents
Doyin Richards

This shouldn't be viewed as extraordinary behavior for a dad. It should be ordinary. Hopefully he'll open up the doors for other professional athletes to follow his lead.

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Tony Posnanski | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

My wife went through labor and then hours later had an emergency C-section. It is funny how you both consider a C-section a quick "pop a baby out and have dinner after." It is major surgery. There is a lot of recovery.