Civil Rights Law at Work: Sex Discrimination and the Rise of Maternity Leave Policies
American Journal of Sociology, Volume 105 Number 2 (September 1999): 455–92
38 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2014
Date Written: 1999
By the time Congress passed the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, many employers had created maternity leave programs. Analysts argue that they did so in response to the feminization of the workforce. This study charts the spread of maternity leave policies between 1955 and 1985 in a sample of 279 organizations.
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