Equity and Evidence: Data Tools to Inform Paid Family Leave Policymaking
Research shows that paid family leave is one of the most effective policies that a state can implement to lay a strong foundation for the rest of a baby’s life, avoiding life-long developmental, educational, social, and health challenges. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Centerat The University of Texas at Austin and ZERO TO THREE hosted a joint webinar exploring how policymakers and advocates can use both the State of Babies Yearbook and the Prenatal-to-3 State Policy Roadmap to inform your state’s efforts to adopt an effective and equitable paid leave policy. Leaders also shared their efforts to adopt and expand paid family leave to enhance equity and wellbeing in their state. Recording and materials are provided below.
The time after the birth or adoption of a baby is one of the most important periods of development for babies and families, and early relationships can nurture early brain connections.
Rigorous research studies show that access to paid leave: