Topic Paid Leave

Paid leave—including parental leave for new parents, medical leave to care for one’s own serious illness, and caregiving leave to provide care for loved ones—is a critical element of family economic security. Women’s labor force participation in the United States has played a key role in economic growth, yet it has also left millions of families to navigate the conflict between their care and labor market responsibilities, a problem that will only grow worse as the U.S. population ages. Six states plus Washington, DC have enacted paid leave laws, additional states and localities are considering paid leave legislation, and multiple policy proposals exist at the federal level as well. Equitable Growth is accelerating the growth of the knowledge base that informs policymaking at the local, state, and federal level to ensure that solutions to family caregiving challenges work for families, employers, and the economy as a whole.

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Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States: A Research Agenda

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The economic imperative of enacting paid family leave across the United States

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Coronavirus Recession

Research shows paid leave is needed to protect families, workers, and businesses during the coronavirus recession and beyond

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Paid family care leave is a missing piece in the U.S. social insurance system

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Paid medical leave research

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Explore Content in Paid Leave131

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Caregiving in a Pandemic: COVID-19 and the Well-being of Family Caregivers 55+ in the U.S.

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Coronavirus Recession

Equitable Growth invests in research grants to explore the role of paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave amid the coronavirus recession

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COVID-19 and Paid Leave: Assessing the Impact of the FFCRA

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Access to Paid Leave during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Evidence from NYC

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Did Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave Ameliorate the Health and Economic Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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Coronavirus Recession

Factsheet: New study shows that emergency paid sick leave reduced COVID-19 infections in the United States

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Wage discrimination and the exploitation of workers in the U.S. labor market

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Vision 2020

Achieving universal paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Equitable Growth invests more than $250,000 to advance research on paid family and medical leave in the United States

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Employer-employee discordance in awareness and perceived accessibility of paid family and medical leave

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

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Paid Family Leave and Work Eldercare Tradeoffs

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