Prager University: How Big Government Hurts Women
Do things like paid family leave or government subsidized child care really help women. Many of the under 40 variety think so.
But take a look.
Whether through mandated benefits allegedly intended to help women succeed in the job market, many of these benefits have had the opposite impact. Employers see women as “more expensive” or “less likely to work regular hours” or “unlikely to remain on the payroll” due to child-rearing or other distractions. Licensing is another stumbling block when jurisdictions use licenses to exclude competition in certain professions or as a source of revenue. Many of these professions are attractive to women but because of the licensing requirements and costs, many women are blocked from entry.
As usual, PragerU provides much compelling information that says big government does not have the best interests of women in mind. Free markets provide better solutions