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Wall Street Journal: Why Blackstone is Giving New Moms More Time Off
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Wall Street Journal: Why Blackstone is Giving New Moms More Time Off

Blackstone Group has recently announced that it is extending its paid maternity leave benefits from 12 weeks to 16 weeks. The move was designed to help the company compete for skilled Wall Street women. A growing body of research shows that paid leave increases the likelihood of mothers returning to the workforce, and the share of … Continue reading

The Atlantic: Why Women Aren’t Having Children
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The Atlantic: Why Women Aren’t Having Children

The new collection of essays named Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, was recently published to dismantle the assumption of selfishness associated with the decision not to have children. Through 16 funny, devastating, infuriating, and insightful essays, the authors shed light on a social stigma that has remained pervasive in the 21st century. The concept of the innate biological … Continue reading

The Telegraph: David Cameron: Working Parents to Save £5,000 a Year under Tory Childcare Pledge
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The Telegraph: David Cameron: Working Parents to Save £5,000 a Year under Tory Childcare Pledge

The United Kingdom is offering 30 hours of free childcare to working families. David Cameron has announced that working families with three or four-year-old children will get 30 hours of free childcare a week under a Conservative government. In a pitch to working families across the country, the Prime Minister said that he will double … Continue reading