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A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

This fact sheet outlines eight key policy priorities that are critical for increasing women’s economic opportunities and securing their futures.

By |2021-10-28T13:49:14-04:00June 20, 2019|IWPR, Policy, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Economy|Comments Off on A Woman-Centered Economic Agenda: 8 Policies that Boost the Economy and Work for Everyone

Estimating the Cost of Paid Family and Medical Leave in Connecticut

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) analyzed Connecticut SB-1, An Act Concerning Earned Family and Medical Leave, to estimate its likely annual use and cost.

Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance: Modest Costs are a Good investment in America’s Economy

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Paid Family Leave—Vital Benefits at an Affordable Cost

Paid family and medical leave programs benefit workers, families, employers, and society—but at what cost? IWPR and IMPAQ International recently evaluated existing paid leave programs in three states, as well as the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMILY) Act as it has been introduced in both houses of Congress. Using data from the U.S. Department of Labor and the Census Bureau, the study determined that family leave could be offered nationwide at modest cost.

By |2021-10-28T13:30:32-04:00May 12, 2017|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity|0 Comments

Estimating Usage and Costs of Alternative Policies to Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States

This brief summarizes a simulation analysis of five different paid family and medical leave model programs selected to show a range of generosity of provision and based on working programs in three states (California 2002 legislation and 2016 revisions, New Jersey, and Rhode Island) and a federal proposal (the FAMILY Act), all applied to the national workforce.

By |2021-10-28T13:30:34-04:00January 19, 2017|Economic, Security, Mobility, and Equity|Comments Off on Estimating Usage and Costs of Alternative Policies to Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave in the United States

Testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole regarding Bill 21-415, Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015

Testimony before the Council of the District of Columbia Committee of the Whole regarding Bill 21-415, Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015, presented on January 14, 2016.

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