The Institute’s Senior Director of Research Dr. Kenneth Matos was a key tweeter on the chat sharing his insights on why family leave and family-friendly policies in general need to move beyond just moms, and how such practices are a win win for employers and employees.
Here’s a sampling of Matos’ tweets:
@NewsHour Parental leave about more than recovering from childbirth. About adapting family to raise next gen of society. #NewsHourChats
@NewsHour Q4: Families are bigger than Mom/Dad: There’s Dads, Moms, Grands, Aunts/Uncles raising children & caring for family #NewsHourChats
@NewsHour Q3: Discussions of family leave must be about families not just mothers or the solutions will not be as effective #NewsHourChats
@NewsHour Q3: If both parents involved the conversation changes from “working mothers” to supporting our nation’s families #NewsHourChats
Check out an overview of the topic from PBS Newshour, and a wrap up of the tweetchat here.