Quick Facts on Work-Life Balance

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As more of the workforce is comprised of women, concerns about balancing the demands of work and the needs of families have emerged. Unlike the majority of developed countries worldwide, the United States does not guarantee paid annual leave, paid time off for illness or family care, and paid parental leave. This downloadable, two-page document outlines the challenges employees and families face, and recommends improvements to public policies to address families’ needs.

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