The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo55° Chance Showers

Thursday

Hi75° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo54° Slight Chance T-storms then Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi82° Mostly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo57° Mostly Clear

Saturday

Hi86° Sunny

Saturday Night

Lo58° Mostly Clear

Sunday

Hi77° Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo51° Mostly Clear

Monday

Hi76° Sunny

U.S. alone doesn’t require paid maternity leave

Send to Kindle
Print This

The United States is the only Western country — and one of only three in the world — that does not provide some kind of monetary payment to new mothers who’ve taken maternity leave from their jobs, a new U.N. study reports.

Two other countries share the U.S. position of providing “no cash benefits during maternity leave,” according to the report, which was released Tuesday by the International Labor Organization: Oman, an absolute monarchy in the Persian Gulf; and Papua New Guinea, a South Pacific nation where violence against women is so common that 60 percent of men in a U.N. study acknowledged having committed a rape.

View my options or Sign in