Parent(al) leave

My busy week leaves me with time only for this short post and a link to recent stories about parental leave policies, especially notable is Google’s 22 weeks of paid leave for birth mothers and 7 weeks to other parents. What does your University offer? Here is some information about large corporate employers:
http://bucks.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/parental-leave-what-does-your-employer-offer/

 

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One Response to Parent(al) leave

  1. Louise Giam says:

    That’s really encouraging that Google allows for such a long time. Stanford’s policy seems to be 1-4 weeks prior to birth and 6-8 weeks (like many companies) afterwards (http://benefits.stanford.edu/cgi-bin/download.php?doc=145). In Sweden, husbands have to take mandatory paternal leave (http://blog.sfgate.com/sfmoms/2012/08/02/sweden-considers-extending-mandatory-paternity-leave-for-dads-to-three-months/); in a way, this policy levels the playing field in terms of male/female advancement.

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