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BERLIN - AUGUST 31:  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. Under German law married couples may take 14 months parent leave, to be divided between the two spouses, during which an individual receives two thirds of his or her normal income from the state, up to EUR 1,800 a month. In order to encourage more fathers to take paternity leave, German Family Minister Kristina Schroeder is seeking to lengthen parent leave from the current 14 months to 16 months, though German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sees the measure as too expensive.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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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.

The U.S. is the only country in the developed world without any kind of government paid parental leave program. That could change after the November election.

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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