Another Case for Paid Family Leave: Newborns’ Brain Development

The 19th | Jennifer Gerson

“Not only did paid family leave reduce income inequality in the state, but mothers of color also reported being able to have more time at home with their infants and reported feeling more connected with their babies as a result of having access to paid leave.”

Regarding the importance of newborn brain development, paid family leave is an important issue to discuss. States with paid family leave programs have shared that parents feel less stressed and more connected to their babies, which is critical to the well-being in their early stages of development.

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