Taking Time For Children

With Bush's blessing, workers may win parental leave

George Bush has discovered women: that they work (hence his proposal in July for a $2.2 billion child-care tax credit) and, now, that they have children. Attempting to close what remains of his once cavernous gender gap, Bush last week came out in favor of unpaid leave for parents on the job. Parting company with the Reagan Administration and his running mate, Dan Quayle, Bush surprised a gathering of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women, saying, "We need to ensure that women don't have to worry about getting their jobs back after having a child or caring for a child during...

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