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IWPR Publication

The Effects of FMLA Eligibility and Awareness on Family Leave-Taking
by IMPAQ International , Institute for Women's Policy Research (January 2017)

In this Issue Brief, we use data from the 2012 DOL Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Employee Survey to examine the effects of FMLA eligibility and awareness on whether workers utilize leave when faced with significant life events. This brief also examines the sources that typically inform employees about the FMLA and explores differences in FMLA awareness within and across subpopulations of the U.S. workforce. This brief is part of the Worker Leave Analysis and Simulation Issue Brief Series and is part of a study funded by the Department of Labor’s Chief Evaluation Office. For more findings in the Series, please visit dy/

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