More people seem to be talking about parent-oriented benefits in recent years, but a new study suggests that the hype has not translated into results for employees trying to juggle childrearing with work.

"Despite reports from well-known companies that they have expanded their paid-leave benefits, the average amount of parental and caregiving leave provided by U.S. employers has not changed significantly since 2012," said the Society for Human Resource Management in a press release accompanying a major study of employer benefits that it conducted in partnership with the Families and Work Institute.

Some of the long-term improvements to benefits appear to have corresponded with decreases in other types of benefits and perks.

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