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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New research shows California Paid Family Leave reduces poverty

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

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When Dad Can Stay Home: Fathers’ Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

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What does the research tell us about how best to design paid leave policies?

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U.S. economic policies that are pro-work and pro-worker

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In conversation with Hilary Hoynes

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Equitable Growth’s history of focusing on women’s role in the economy: A review

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Paid family and medical leave in the United States: A data agenda for practitioners

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

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Increasing evidence of the benefits of paid leave means Congress needs to consider a federal program like the FAMILY Act

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U.S. economic policies that are pro-work and pro-worker

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In conversation with Hilary Hoynes

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