Family: Paid Leave 4.2 Family: Paid Leave Time to do a cross-cultural comparison

Family: Paid Leave
4.2 Family: Paid Leave
Time to do a cross-cultural comparison. Pretend that you are running for political office and have been asked to address paid leave in your platform.
First, do a little research (be sure to cite your sources here):
1) How many weeks of paid leave does the United States guarantee its employees who become ill or need to care for someone else? What about unpaid leave for illness or to care for someone else?
2) Which countries provide the largest number of weeks of total leave? Which countries provide the most paid leave?
3) Where, in relation, to the other nations, does the United States stand?
Secondly, consider these facts and how they will influence your platform:
1) Would you make guaranteed time off from work a part of your political platform? Why or why not? If you would campaign for guaranteed leave, would you emphasize paid or unpaid leave, why?