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Supporting America's Low-Income Working Families through Universal Paid Family Leave

Wilson-Simmons, Renee; Setty, Suma; Thomas-Smith, Tiffany

This piece is a chapter in a compendium of policy briefs in Our Kids, Our Future: Solutions to Child Poverty in the U.S., compiled by the Child Poverty Action Group and First Focus. This chapter, written by researchers from the National Center for Children in Poverty, focuses on the need for a universal, national paid family and medical leave program in the U.S. for new parents to heal from child birth and bond with their children. The brief provides policy context for paid leave in the U.S., outlines the evidence of pathways between the provision of paid leave and the reduction in child poverty, presents necessary elements of a sound paid leave policy, and provides pros and cons of possible policy solutions for implementing universal paid family leave in the U.S.

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Our Kids, Our Future: Solutions to Child Poverty in the U.S.
Publisher
First Focus
URL
https://www.endchildpovertyus.org/our-kids-our-future

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National Center for Children in Poverty
Publisher
First Focus
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April 2, 2019

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The full compendium is available at https://www.endchildpovertyus.org/our-kids-our-future

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