Paid Sick Days Access and Usage Rates Vary by Race/Ethnicity, Occupation, and Earnings

Jenny Xia, Jeff Hayes, Ph.D., Barbara Gault, Ph.D., Hailey Nguyen

February 17, 2016
  • ID: IWPR #B356

Utilizing data from the 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), this briefing paper estimates the proportion of public and private sector workers ages 18 and older with access to paid sick days, and their use of paid sick days, by race and ethnicity, immigration status, occupation, earnings, job level (supervisor/nonsupervisory status), and other demographic and occupational characteristics.