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Reforming Parental Leave: doing good to newborns, their parents and the economy

Researchers
Prof. Manuel Trajtenberg , Ron Leyzer
Cite As:
Trajtenberg Manuel , Ron Leyzer . Reforming Parental Leave: doing good to newborns, their parents and the economy Haifa Israel: Samuel Neaman Institute, 2019. https://www.neaman.org.il/EN/Reforming-Parental-Leave-doing-good-to-newborns,-their-parents-and-the-economy

The policy for parental leave written in this research will accomplish 5 goals:

achieving best development of the child, securing the mother's physical and mental health, enabling the father's participation in raising the child, reducing the gender gap, and alleviating the financial burden on young families.

These goals are achieved without the need for high budgetary expenditures and contribute to economic growth. The reform provides powerful incentives so that fathers can exercise their rights of being active parents, while giving the couple the flexibility to choose the length they want for the period, and introducing most of the support for families at the time they need it the most.

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