The Politics of Paid Family Leave

On Point

National public Radio

The growing call for paid family leave. Washington State just passed it. Ivanka Trump is pushing for it. We hear the debate around an idea whose time may have come.

Paid family leave is available in every developed country, but not the U.S. Liberals have long argued it’s good for families. Conservatives call it a wasteful entitlement. But now, the possibility of compromise. Five states have passed laws to guarantee the benefit. Ivanka Trump has sold her father on it – the first time a Republican president has supported the idea. This hour On Point: forging a new consensus on paid family leave.