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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Gender Studies
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)