Just how long do you think maternity leave is, I wonder?
Alexandra Hanson-Harding

I certainly should have been more specific in this piece. I was specifically talking about European style company paid, paid maternity leave. And largely using figures and data from countries that have already implemented such programs, supplemented with US data based around our current limited programs, which minor as they may be still seen to be having an adverse affect. I’m concerned about the effect it would have on American hiring practices. Maternity leave of any kind that differs from paternity leave will suppress female hiring prospects, but paid programs, which are being proposed by many feminist workplace advocacy groups in several states will almost certainly do more harm than good.

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