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Title Maternity leave : policy and practice / author, Victoria Gordon.
Imprint Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (xix, 296 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Maternity leave -- United States.
Parental leave -- United States.
Parental Leave.
Public Policy.
Women, Working.
Workplace -- organization & administration.
United States.
United States.
Contents What have we done to our daughters? -- Background : understanding the legislative intent and symbolism of public policies -- The evolution and devolution of maternity leave as an employee benefit -- Women's health care and the workplace -- Research approach -- The interviews : profiles of women and their perceptions and experiences -- The themes : how women cope with the myths and realities of maternity leave -- Inconsistencies in administration of maternity leave policies -- The other voices -- An international comparison the other kingdoms -- Can the fairy tale be realized or should it be rewritten?
Summary This book examines contemporary maternity leave. It covers the historical and current public policies and their legislative intent, the parameters of maternity leave as a public health issue, and types of leave offered as employee benefits. The book also offers an illuminating perspective on how the policies of maternity leave play out in the practice of common lives. The author interviews professional women spanning public and private sector jobs with low and high income and at different ages and family circumstance.
Other Title Print version: Gordon, Victoria (Associate professor). Maternity leave. Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2013 9781466573581