In the United States, 84.3% of women have given birth by the age of 44 years, and women make up 46.6% of the labor force. With these statistics in mind, the importance of parental leave is paramount. So why are so many new parents in the United States feeling unsupported by parental leave policies?
One study found:
“In the first month back to work, 54.9% of respondents reported feeling depressed