U.S.- South Korean annual military drills taking place in South Korea this week.
Eakinomics: The Political Economy of Paid FamilyLeave
Paid familyleave has garnered considerable policymaker interest, with proposals from presidential contenders Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Marco Rubio. In Congress, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s FAMILY Act would provide 12 weeks of paid familyleave by creating a
Eakinomics: Social Security Enters the Paid FamilyLeave Debate
Paid familyleave 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
Eakinomics: Learning from the Family and Medical Leave Tax Credit
Paid familyleave (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.
Eakinomics: More Evidence on the FamilyLeave 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