The unpaid family leave in the US: the benefits of offering more (?).


  • Véronique Senécal-Lirette Université du Québec en Outaouais Université de Montréal


Ky Dickens is the director and the producer of the documentary Zero Weekswhich aims to inform and raise awareness about paid family leave in the United States. Zero Weeks presents speeches by activists, economists, policymakers, researchers, a doctor, small and large business owners, in addition to personal stories of people who have been personally affected by the topic

Author Biography

Véronique Senécal-Lirette, Université du Québec en Outaouais Université de Montréal

Véronique Senécal-Lirette earned a master's degree in social work at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.  Her field of research was realized in Senegal. She has worked as a counselor for people living with hardships such as violence, addictions and mental health. Her research interests include women's rights, mental health, traditions and the arts.