The Impact of Work-Family Legislation on Business: The Case of New York City’s Paid Sick Days Law

Grant Type: doctoral

Grant Year: 2014

Grant Amount: $20,150

Grant description:

This project seeks to identify the impact of workforce characteristics on the employer costs of implementing paid leave policies. The researchers will perform an empirical examination of the way New York City’s paid sick days law has affected covered businesses. They will undertake an employer survey of 350 firms, analyze the impact of workforce characteristics on costs, firm profitability, the share of the workforce that has access to paid sick days, and on the number of paid sick days available to specific categories of workers before and after the law.

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