Oct 29, 2021 - World

Charted: U.S. at the bottom on parental leave

Guaranteed parental leave by country
Reproduced from AP. Chart: Axios Visuals

With paid family leave out of the Build Back Better framework released by the White House yesterday, the U.S. remains one of seven countries without paid leave for new moms, Bloomberg reports.

The others: Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Tonga, per UCLA's World Policy Analysis Center.

The big picture: President Biden's social spending plan initially called for 12 weeks of paid family leave.

  • That was whittled down to four weeks before being removed from the bill because of opposition from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), per AP.

Go deeper: The global parental leave paradox

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