I don’t think I’m the only working mom who would gladly have accepted a one-year delay (or more!) in receiving Social Security retirement benefits in exchange for one year of benefits now so that I could spend more time staying home with my daughter. Social Security isn’t an issue I’ve spent much time on, so I don’t know as much about it as I’d like — would this kind of thing be at all feasible as a way of starting to bring the U.S. up to the level the rest of the developed world re: parental leave?
[edit: for some reason, this particular post has become a spam magnet, so I’m turning off comments. Please leave a comment in the most recent post if you have something to add that’s not, well, an ad.]