How has the passage of FMLA impacted the older population in the United States?

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How has FMLA reduced the challenges and stress associate with caregiving? (The Family and Medical Leave Act)

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School: UCLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) has reduced the challenges and the stress associated with caregiving by the older population in the United States. Firstly, the bill provided working women with time to heal from childbirth while at the same time compensating them for their maternity leave. The passage of the act protected women from losing their jobs once they have undergone childbirth. The passage of FMLA has given both men and women free time to bond with their child hence providing emotional support to the family.  Secondly, the financial burden associated with childbirth by the families was also recognized since employers were required by the new law to compensate parents once they have undertaken paid leave. In general, the implementation of the FMLA act has promoted flexibility between work and family responsibilities after childbirth hence reducing stress associated with caregiving. Therefore, the bill has helped to manage physical and emotional stress associated with caregiving.

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