66% of U.S. Workers Don’t Take Parental Leave

4273713594_7373111964_zIt seems that American workers are reluctant to take time off from work, even after the arrival of a new baby.

Nearly two-thirds of full-time employees (63%) who are parents did not take paid parental leave in the U.S. and over three-quarters of women (77%) indicate their spouse/partner is not eligible for paid parental leave, according to a new survey by EY, a global provider of financial services. Millennials — those born roughly between 1981 and 1996 — are much more likely to take paid parental leave compared with parents of older generations when they had children: 48% versus 35% for Generation X — born between 1965 and 1980 — and 24% for baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964.

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