Paid Parental Leave Shouldn’t Be Mandatory

Should paid parental leave be mandatory in the United States?  Horace Cooper with the National Center for Public Policy Research and Elizabeth Peters with the Urban Institute discussed this issue on Al Jazeera America’s “Inside Story with Ray Suarez” on June 30, 2015.

“I’ve got no problem if an employer decides that a great way to retain employees for long term is to take [paid parental leave] on,” says Cooper. “I have a problem with, if that turns out not to be cost-effective for an employer, telling them, ‘You’re gonna do it anyway.’”

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