This research was supported with grants from Washington Center for Equitable Growth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with additional support by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number K12HD043488 and the National Institute on Aging under Award Number R01AG066898. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health. Shift Project data collection was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (INV-016942 and INV-002665), the William T. Grant Foundation (Grant No. 199043), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Award No. 74528).
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Parental Leave -- Case studies, Workplace -- Policies
Service-sector workers in the U.S. face extremely limited access to paid family and medical leave, but little research has examined the consequences for worker wellbeing. Our objective was to determine whether paid leave was associated with improved economic security and wellbeing for workers who needed leave for their own serious health condition or to care for a seriously ill loved one.
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Goodman, J. M., & Schneider, D. (2021). The association of paid medical and caregiving leave with the economic security and wellbeing of service sector workers. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1969. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11999-9