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Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy

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News Article
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Inequities in Paid Sick Days Access “No-Fault” Attendance Policies Show Need for Public Policy
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CLASP
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Judi Casey

"Although many employers report that they provide paid sick time to most of their employees, few extend this crucial labor standard to all employees. The study, which surveyed over 1,000 employers with 50 or more employees, found that less than half--41 percent--offered all employees with at least one year on the job access to paid sick days. Another 46 percent said they offered most employees with one year of tenure paid sick days. (These numbers vary slightly for employers with paid time off (PTO) policies, which aggregate all forms of leave.

The Social Policy Context of Single Parent Families

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Blog
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The Social Policy Context of Single Parent Families
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Policy & Politics Blog
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Rense Nieuwenhuis (Stockholm University)

"Our main contribution to the literature is our finding that family policies are beneficial for all families with children, and especially so for single-parent families.

200 Million Reasons to Support Paid Family and Medical Leave (containing new estimate of FMLA usage)

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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200 Million Reasons to Support Paid Family and Medical Leave (containing new estimate of FMLA usage)
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Huffington Post
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Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

In this blog for the Huffington Post, National Partnership for Women & Families President Debra L. Ness explains the National Partnership's new calculation that the FMLA has been used more than 200 million times. Here's an excerpt:

"This year, we sought to determine just how big an impact the FMLA has had these last 22 years. The result tells a bittersweet story about our nation — one of progress, problems and possibility.

First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years

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First Impressions: Comparing State Paid Family Leave Programs in Their First Years
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National Partnership for Women & Families
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Vicki Shabo, National Partnership for Women & Families

Call for Papers: The Social Policy Context of Single-Parent Families

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Conference
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Call for Papers: The Social Policy Context of Single-Parent Families
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ESPAnet conference
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Rense Nieuwenhuis (Stockholm University)

Rense Nieuwenhuis and Laurie C. Maldonado will be coordinating a stream on single parents at the upcoming ESPAnet conference (September 3-5, 2015, Odense, Denmark). We very much hope that interested scholars consider submitting an abstract, or might forward this call to interested collaborators. We hope to bring together a group of experts on the nexus of social policy and single parents.

The Economic Benefits of Paid Leave

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News Article
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The Economic Benefits of Paid Leave
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The New York Times
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Kay Dowgun

“What are the true economic effects of paid leave? Real-life experiments are underway in three states that already have operational paid leave programs: California, New Jersey and Rhode Island. Their experiences — particularly California’s, where the policy is a decade old — offer some answers. (New Jersey’s started in 2009 and Rhode Island’s last year.) Economists have found that with paid leave, more people take time off, particularly low-income parents who may have taken no leave or dropped out of the work force after the birth.

Obama Expands Parental Leave for Federal Workers

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Obama Expands Parental Leave for Federal Workers
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Washington Post
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Jerry A. Jacobs

President Obama signed a presidential memorandum Thursday directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of advanced paid sick leave to care for a new child or ill family members.

The move came as Obama also called on Congress to expand these benefits further by passing the Healthy Families Act, which would grant Americans seven days a year of paid sick time.

Leisure is the New Productivity

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Leisure is the New Productivity
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CNN Opinion
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Judi C Casey

Why is Everyone So Busy?

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News Article
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Why is Everyone So Busy?
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The Economist
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Judi C Casey

Time poverty is a problem partly of perception and partly of distribution

Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business

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Op-ed (published opinion/editorial)
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Paid Maternity Leave Is Good for Business
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Wall Street Journal
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Judi C Casey

When we increased paid maternity leave to 18 from 12 weeks in 2007, the rate at which new moms left Google fell by 50%. (We also increased paternity leave to 12 weeks from seven, as we know that also has a positive effect on families and our business.) Mothers were able to take the time they needed to bond with their babies and return to their jobs feeling confident and ready. And it's much better for Google's bottom line--to avoid costly turnover, and to retain the valued expertise, skills and perspective of our employees who are mothers.

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