Family Leave and Gender Justice

Suzanne E. England

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The debate on whether employers should be mandated by law to provide unpaid leave for employees to care for dependent family members touches on conflicts between women's rights as citizens and their roles in the family. Because opponents have claimed that family leave is not good for business, proponents have been forced to defend the regulation of business. By reframing the issue in terms of gender justice, the discourse would be broadened to include the health and social policy context that leaves so many women with the stark choice of caregiving or employment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-24
Number of pages17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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