U.S. Lags In Work, Family Policies For Employees

Law360, New York (February 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- When it comes to improving conditions for Americans that are raising a family while working, the United States lags far behind virtually all other developed countries, and some less-prosperous nations as well, according to a new study.

The study, prepared by Harvard’s Project on Global Working Families and in conjunction with McGill’s Institute for Health and Social Policy, says that family-oriented workplace policies in the United States are weaker than in most of the developed world.

For instance, the U.S. has chosen to take a drastically...
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