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How Trump and Clinton compare on paid family leave

by Deepa Fernandes | Take Two®

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Oliver Hunke, 42, a married federal employee on 6-month paternity leave, feeds his twin 14-month-old daughter Alma lunch at his home on August 31, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The U.S. is the only country in the developed world without any kind of government paid parental leave program. 

But that could change after the November election. Both presidential candidates are promising some form of paid leave to a parent about to have a baby. 

Last night Donald Trump announced more details of his plan, include a pledge to provide "six weeks of paid maternity leave to any mother with a newborn child, whose employer does not provide the benefit."

So has a once feminist issue now reached mainstream? Brigid Schulte, Director of the Better Life Lab and The Good Life Initiative at New America, joined Take Two to discuss.

To hear the full interview, click the blue player above.

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