Family Leave: A Policy Concept Made in America (short version)


  • Elizabeth Rudd

Document type: Encyclopedia Entry

Appears in: Work and Family Encyclopedia

Year: 2004


  • Family
  • Gender
  • Leave
  • Public Policy
  • Roles


  • Family Studies


Family leave is a critical topic for work-family studies. It addresses a conundrum at the core of institutionalized work-family conflict: in order to support family-provided care, workplaces and career structures must be able to accommodate family leave without disadvantaging those who take time off to have babies and care for family members.

Link:Family_Leave_America-short encyclopedia