Hopes of mandating paid family days may lose to recession
It does not appear that parental leave policies have had a significant effect on the gender wage gap, which has remained relatively steady since the late 1980s, despite increasing adoption of parental leave policies. S., while the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 allows for unpaid parental leave, parents often do not utilize this eligibility to its fullest extent as it is unaffordable.
As a result, some studies show that the FMLA has had a limited impact on how much leave new parents take.
Some studies show that if a parent is gone for more than a year after the birth of a child, it decreases the possibility that he or she will return.Universal, paid parental leave can be privately funded (i.e., corporations are mandated to absorb the cost of paid parental time off as part of employee benefits) or publicly funded (i.e., transferred directly to workers on leave, like unemployment insurance).