Paid leave

Barriers to health care, high-quality health insurance, and parental leave work together to leave families and children vulnerable during the perinatal period. These barriers can shape life-long outcomes, particularly for children from historically marginalized groups.
Did you know state policies play an important role in reducing child maltreatment? Rapid neurological development makes children especially susceptible to harmful stressors, such as maltreatment, during the prenatal-to-3 period. Though we may expect prevention
Rigorous research finds that statewide paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies have broad beneficial impacts to children, parents and families, and the labor force. This brief provides examples of the impacts of state PFML
Nearly all workers have needed or will need time away from work. When life and family responsibilities necessitate time off, paid family and medical leave (PFML) policies serve as an important tool to support both
Outreach to Business Leaders on Paid Family Leave   March 27, 2024 Paid family leave is one of the most impactful, yet cost-effective, policies a state can adopt to support infants, toddlers, and their families. Despite
More than 100 small business owners signed a letter of support this week for a statewide family leave program that passed the House Labor and Industry Committee Tuesday Read the full article from Central Penn
State lawmakers face difficult choices about how to use scarce public resources. To ensure that investments have a big impact on young children, lawmakers often want to know—which policies actually work? The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact
Impacts on workers, families, and the state budget
ESTIMATED FISCAL AND HUMAN SERVICES BENEFITS OUTWEIGH COSTS BY AS MUCH AS 18:1  Press Contact: Molly Kramer, 615-343-8948, molly.m.kramer@vanderbilt.edu  Today, we released Benefit-Cost Analysis of H.B.181, a Pennsylvania bill to create a new paid family
As we enter March, legislative sessions continue to heat up. From progress around Medicaid expansion in one Southern state to growing momentum on postpartum health care coverage, paid family leave (PFL), tax credits, and child