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March 17, 2016

While the data indicate that paid family leave is not frequently available in the private sector, particularly for low-wage workers, it turns out that there is very little information on paid family leave available.

July 10, 2015

This paper discusses a range of policy options that aim to enhance workplace flexibility for working families. We find that there is a crucial need to ensure that pregnant women have certain workplace protections, and that there are several incremental options for policymakers that do not constitute a costly federal mandate on paid leave for all employers.

October 7, 2015

The Washington D.C. Council recently introduced legislation to provide workers with up to 16 weeks of paid family leave. Hailed by some, it may serve as a model for national paid leave. But if the D.C. proposal were implemented nationwide, the costs and deficits would be immense. AAF analysis found it would cost between $306.6 billion and $1.9 trillion per year to provide 16 weeks of paid family leave nationwide. For each worker who takes 16 weeks paid leave, it would cost the government on average $12,900. Perversely, the higher income the worker, the larger the benefit received; 56.7 percent of benefits from the policy would go to workers who individually earn over $1,000 per week or $52,000 per year.

March 21, 2019

Had the FAMILY Act been in effect in 2017, 45.5 million workers would have claimed paid leave benefits, at a cost of $203.2 billion to $226.8 billion

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March 21, 2016

President Obama arrived in Cuba yesterday, the first president to visit the country since 1928. The president, along with several members of Congress, will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro and are expected to discuss Cuba’s single-party political system and limits on freedom of speech. North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea off of […]

February 8, 2018

Eakinomics: Social Security Enters the Paid Family Leave Debate Paid family leave was a hot topic on the 2016 campaign trail, but it seemingly disappeared during the first year of the Trump Administration. (Not entirely, actually – with essentially zero fanfare, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contained a two-year pilot program for tax credits to […]

January 26, 2018

Eakinomics: Learning from the Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit Paid family leave (to care for a new child or those with illness or injury) and the related issue of medical leave (for one’s own illness or injury) were at the center of the 2016 presidential campaigns, but seemingly nothing has gained legislative traction since. […]

March 22, 2019

Eakinomics: More Evidence on the Family Leave Debate There has been considerable interest and debate recently on paid leave proposals and policies — laws under which workers would be paid for time taken off to care for a newborn or adopted child, receive personal medical care, or to be the caregiver for a parent or other […]

April 19, 2017

Pew filled major information gaps on the paid leave benefits that employers already provide.

January 25, 2016

Just how much would the FAMILY Act cost?