At some point in our lives, nearly all of us will need to take time away from a job to address a loved one’s or our own serious illness, or to welcome a new child into our family. In this report, GCPI synthesizes research on paid leave and makes recommendations for designing a national paid leave policy that advances equity and accomplishes three interrelated goals:

  • Allows all workers to provide necessary care for themselves and their families;
  • Supports better health and child development outcomes for workers and their families; and
  • Ensures the financial stability of workers, their families, and their employers.