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America is cheap when it comes to government support of families

In this April 14, 2014 photo, a 3-year-old boy plays in the playground at Community Day Preschool of Garden Grove in Garden Grove, Calif. Government funding is particularly stingy to help young parents, making it difficult for children to bond with their parents.

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The United States falls short in spending on family services when compared to other advanced economies.
A survey by a Paris-based think tank OECD examined the family spending in the United States' economy and in other countries, according to Quartz. The United States is among the most stingy when it comes to allocating government funding for paid paternal leave, child care and family support services, but the consequences aren't necessarily negative.
The United States has no government-mandated paid leave policy for new mothers or fathers, although the Family and Medical Leave Act guarantees new parents 12 weeks of unpaid ...

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