Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Vancouver Sun, June 28, 2014, Saturday

The Vancouver Sun

June 28, 2014, Saturday 

The Vancouver Sun (full article)

Smaller female workforce downsizes growth
U.S. female participation fell to 17th place in 2010 from sixth in 1990 among 22 nations studied in a paper by Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Canada was tied for ninth with the Netherlands. The U.S. government requires companies employing more than 50 people to offer 12 weeks of unpaid parental leave under a 1993 law. Canada expanded paid benefits that can be claimed through the national unemployment insurance program by either parent to a maximum of 104 weeks in 2010.