#NewsHourChats: Why does the U.S. lag behind in its family leave laws?

Why does the U.S. lag behind the rest of the world’s industrialized nations when it comes to family leave policy? What is the potential social, economic and public health impact? How are individual states and companies addressing the problem on their own? Could their solutions be implemented nationwide?

PBS NewsHour will host a Twitter chat on this topic from 1-2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 14. Dr. Jody Heymann, Dean of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (@UCLAFSPH), and founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center will share her insights, along with Families and Work Institute (@FWInews) senior director of research, Dr. Kenneth Matos (@DrKenMatos) and senior director of communications and social media, Eve Tahmincioglu (@careerdiva). Guests from the National Partnership for Women and Families (@NPWF), and Working Mother magazine editorial director Jennifer Owens (@_workingmother_) will also join the conversation. Follow along and chime in using the hashtag #NewsHourChats.

By Nora Daly | Audience Engagement Specialist | PBS NewsHour
The full version of this post originally appeared on PBS NewsHour's Rundown blog.

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