What do the United States and Papua New Guinea have in common? They are the only countries in the world without paid family leave. American families are often forced to choose between tending to a spouse or parent with an unexpected medical emergency, or keeping their job and health insurance.
The United States is the only developed country in the world that does not guarantee paid family leave.
Only 14% of workers have paid leave through their employers. Only 5% of low-wager workers do.
Women who take paid leave are 40 percent less likely to receive food stamps.