Joya Misra

Joya Misra

Provost Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, UMass Amherst

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U.S. is way stingier with maternity leave and child care than the rest of the world

By: - May 14, 2024

In most American families led by couples, both parents are in the workforce. Almost three-quarters of American mothers with children under 18 work. At the same time, nearly 1 in 4 U.S. children are being raised by single moms. Yet child care is generally unaffordable, and paid leave is not available to most U.S. parents. […]