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Family Leave Policy: The Political Economy of Work and Family in America

Author: Steven K. Wisensale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317470687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 297

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Written in an accessible, case study format, this groundbreaking work explores the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of family leave policy in the United States, from its beginnings at the state level in the early 1980s, through the adoption of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and beyond to the present day. With a political economy perspective, the book identifies the major economic and social forces affecting both the family and the workplace. And drawing on original primary research, it examines how the political system has responded to this evolving issue with various policy initiatives.