Despite new laws and a growing economy the number of American women who take maternity leave has not changed. That's according to a new study from Ohio State University that tracked both maternity and paternity leave rates.
On average, 273,000 women took maternity leave each month between 1994 and 2015 with no increases or decreases. Fewer than half were paid during their leave.
Women who were white, married, more educated, and with higher-paying jobs were most likely to take time off after having a child.
The number of fathers taking paternity leave more than tripled over the same time period, although women were still more likely to take a leave.