114 million people in the United States have no paid family leave to care for a new child or sick family member. That's not right -- and it's time for change.
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26 weeks of paid maternity leave would increase US women's labor force participation to the tune of a 5% increase in GDP.
10 weeks of paid maternity leave reduces infant mortality by 10%, so with 10 weeks of paid leave in the US, we could have saved nearly 2,300 babies in 2013.
Paid leave in the U.S. is an elite privilege -- only 6% of people working low-wage jobs have access to any paid family leave.