- Majority of studies on paid leave show health benefits for parent and child
- Research: Lower risk of infant mortality and higher rate of vaccinations with paid leave
- Health benefits extend to mothers, too, with decreases in depression
(CNN)From the paid parental leave one-upmanship by Silicon Valley companies to Democratic presidential candidates calling for guaranteed paid leave to Republicans arguing mandated paid leave could drive small businesses out of business, the issue is getting more attention in the United States. Currently, the United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not guarantee paid parental leave.