Ranthoka Okaays: Motherhood, Child Care Leave Fuel Women’s Losses For All Ranks

The U.S. is alone among developed countries in not guaranteeing paid family leave to workers, including new parents. The country also has the most expensive childcare system among developed nations. Those two factors combine to create a huge financial penalty for working mothers. A new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) finds that women lose a cumulative $122 billion in wages annually as a result of inadequate family leave policies and the high cost of childcare. The report, .

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