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Baby steps toward self-funded parental leave

18 Sep 2008
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Much has been made of the good that could come from giving Australian mothers paid maternity leave. But in the current debate, many of the assumptions about paid maternity leave have gone largely unchallenged.

This paper examines some of the complexities involved in implementing a taxpayer- or employer-funded scheme, and argues that while existing family payments can be justifiably absorbed into a minimalist maternity leave payment, longer periods of paid parental leave should be self-funded.

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2008
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