Employers and Paid Leave: Assessing the Interdependencies between State-level Mandates, Medical Leave, and Voluntary Provisions of Paid Leave

Grant Type: academic

Grant Year: 2020

Grant Amount: $80,000


Grant description:

This project will examine the effect of both state-provided paid medical leave and city- and state-level sick pay mandates on the provision of paid leave. The proposed project will use restricted-use National Compensation Survey data with geographic identifiers and a difference-in-differences approach to determine whether employers react to the mandated provision of sick leave and state paid leave social insurance programs by reducing their voluntary provision of medical leave, private group disability insurance, and other forms of paid leave such as family leave. No other study has comprehensively studied the interactions and interdependencies of state-level sick pay mandates, employer provisions of paid leave, and state-run medical leave systems.

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