A New Solution: The Earned Income Leave Benefit

The American Action Forum (@AAF) released an analysis and potential proposal to help low-income Americans gain access to paid family leave. The Earned Income Leave Benefit (EILB) is an example of a targeted and more cost-effective way to provide up to 12 weeks of paid family leave specifically for workers in low-income households. Under the EILB plan, the federal government would spend between $1.5 billion and $17.9 billion annually compared to the estimated $85.9 billion to $997.4 billion annual cost of other family leave proposals.

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