Maternity leave can hit careers

2009-11-29 The Sunday Times

The study from the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm, Sweden, where women are entitled to 60 weeks of paid maternity leave, is entitled Why Are There So Few Top Female Executives in Egalitarian Welfare States? It says women in countries where maternal leave is less generous climb higher up the career ladder than in Scandinavian nations where years of female-friendly legislation may have inadvertently disadvantaged women.

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