A GOP-Style Approach to Parental Leave

Supports look on and listen as Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio speaks at a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio August 5, 2015.   REUTERS/Aaron Josefczyk - RTX1N81I

After Marco Rubio became the first Republican candidate to release a proposal for paid family leave, Roosevelt’s Andrea Flynn took a deeper dive to analyze its impact.

After using recent Roosevelt polling, which showed 83% percent of Americans, including 85% of independents and 67% of Republicans, favor paid leave, she concludes that Rubio’s plan and other GOP proposals won’t do enough to help Americans care for a sick loved one or a new child.

Rubio’s plan would do little to bring forth the changes he promises and Americans want to see…Under a Rubio presidency, the United States’ will continue to be the only Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country that does not mandate paid leave.

Read A GOP-Style Approach to Parental Leave at The Atlantic.