Kelsey Rivera is among the few working moms who can bring her baby to the office, per the policy of Jefferson County Public Health. She was also able to take time off under the federal family-leave act. One in four women in Colorado and the rest of the country return to work just two weeks after having a baby. (Marvin Anani, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Opinion: Social benefit programs, like paid family leave, may not be easy. But they’re worth it.

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