GPIA Alumna Mary Robbins on the Economics of Paternity Leave

fotoAlumna Mary E. Robbins recently co-authored an article for Time Magazine discussing the conflict around paternity leave in Brazil for city employees, which may be extended from 5 days to 30 days. The article reads:

Many government officials at the local and federal level in Brazil… believe allowing 30 days of paternity leave will disrupt worker productivity and the functioning of cities and countries. They’re wrong. In fact, the opposite is true.

Mary Robbins Mary is a graduate of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School and she is a Program Officer at Promundo, an NGO that works internationally to engage men and boys in promoting gender equality and end violence against women.

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