Sunday, 17 April 2011

The Economist on maternity leave in Chile

The Economist takes note of the Chilean government's efforts to 'improve' maternity leave. But the magazine questions whether the effects will be as positive as intended.

You also have to wonder why the magazine makes of point of relating the increased expense of $200m to the costs of post 27F reconstruction. Nobody in Chile even mentions the reconstruction anymore, and while Codelco keeps making $6b in profits, it seems petty to quibble over a measly $200m for a country which, as the Economist recognizes, has a lousy track record in terms of female participation in the workforce.

1 comment:

chandra said...

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