In May 2012, the National Partnership for Women & Families released Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws that Help New Parents. Expecting Better summarized the family friendly federal laws that help new and expecting parents and catalogues state laws that improve upon minimum federal standards. This special report, Dads Expect Better: Top States for New Dads, focuses specifically on the states in which existing family friendly leave policies include new fathers, providing them with the support they need to care for their families. (Author abstract)
In 2005, the National Partnership for Women & Families published the first edition of Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws that Help New Parents, a comprehensive review of federal and state laws that help new and expecting parents take leave when a child arrives. The second edition of Expecting Better documents workers' rights under current state laws and the progress that states have made in promoting the economic security of new parents. In addition, a special section provided a snapshot of state policies that more broadly assist family caregivers--both parents and…
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