Research Evidence Related to the Servicemember Parental Leave Equity Act
The Servicemember Parental Leave Equity Act will expand benefits to Servicemembers. It will allow both military mothers and fathers time to recover physically post childbirth and return to peak performance in fulfilling their duties. The brief shares research insights relevant to the Servicemember Parental Leave Equity Act.
Some of the highlights:
- 12-month body composition and fitness test deferments give mothers time to recover.
- 12 weeks of secondary caregiver leave could give parents time to recover their physical health.
- Giving access to more leave doesn't mean parents will take all of it.
- Mothers take parental leave continuously rather than intermittently when given an option.