Congress is considering three bills related to paid family leave that create a path to paid leave for workers whose employers do not provide or cannot afford the benefit. Two of the bills establish parental leave only, while another covers parental, family caregiving, and personal medical leaves from work. The proposal to exchange a child tax credit for paid family leave imposes the largest cost on leave-taking families during their child rearing years.
Read the policy brief from CPJ’s Families Valued to learn more about these approaches to paid family leave.
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