Monday, April 6, 2009

Family-Friendly Company

NPR today has a story about family-friendly companies that are allowing parents to bring their young babies (up to six months old) to work.

The companies are finding that women come back to work earlier, which is useful, since approximately 1/4 of women quit their jobs when they have a baby. And the women feel a lot less stress because they don't have to leave their babies at such a young age.

The number of companies allowing this is small (approximately 140 in the U.S.), but the idealist in me has high hopes for the spread of the idea.

You can find the story here.

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