Many States Fail On Policies For New Parents, Study Says

Jul 2, 2014

The National Partnership for Women & Families recently released research that grades each state's policies affecting new parents.

It's scary being a new parent, and many state regulations make the adjustment period very difficult for new moms and dads who have jobs. A recent study gives both Kansas and Missouri a failing grade in this area.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we look at the research that passes California's regulations with flying colors, awards a healthy "B" to Illinois and grudgingly passes Colorado with a  "C." We also delve into the details of what makes a good grade: job-protected and maternity leave, pregnancy accommodation, sick leave and more.


  • Vicki Shabo, vice president, National Partnership for Women & Families