ERIC Number: ED260793
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Parental Leave: Options for Working Parents. A Report of a Conference Sponsored by the Association of Junior Leagues (March 1985).
Orr, Sally; Haskett, George
This conference report addresses the issue of parental leave, particularly maternity leave at childbirth and parenting leaves for fathers and mothers after childbirth. Growing interest in this area is attributed to the dramatic change over the past 10 years in the labor force behavior of women. Currently existing national and employer policies for maternity leaves and disability and sickness insurance are reviewed, as well as laws in other countries and five U.S. states. Conference participants adopted a policy statement involving a rationale and a proposed list of strategies for acting on children's issues after discussing potential solutions. Summaries of presentations are included for the following topics: "Medical/Psychiatric and Child Development Perspective,""Employees' Experiences,""Employer and Union Experiences,""Public Provision of Benefits,""The Catalyst Study,""Legal Issues," and "Proposed Federal Legislation." A chart comparing the non-occupational disability laws of five states (California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island) is also provided. (DST)
Descriptors: Employed Women, Employee Attitudes, Employer Attitudes, Federal Legislation, Fringe Benefits, Health Insurance, Insurance, Legal Problems, Public Policy, State Legislation, Unions
Association of Junior Leagues, Inc., 825 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($3.50; 10 or more copies, $3.00 each).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Junior Leagues, Inc., New York, NY.