Paid Family Leave: Why It Matters
Americans are moving away from family to find work, leaving them without support when a health crisis hits. Millions of families struggle with being able to care for their senior relatives -- an aging population that will double in the next 20 years.
Paid Family Leave: Messages That Resonate
Many voters still don’t understand what paid family leave is, or that they’re not alone in struggling to care for their families. 1 in 4 women go back to work less than 2 weeks after giving birth because the vast majority of Americans (86%) have no paid leave.
Making Caregiving Work for America’s Families
1 in 6 Americans provide unpaid care for an aging or chronically ill parent, or a person with disabilities. And with 10,000 people in the U.S. turning 65 every day the need for time to care for our loved ones is only increasing.
Women's Economic Empowerment and Paid Family Leave
Strong, accessible, gender-neutral paid family leave policies empower women in the workplace and support economic security. Women are grossly underrepresented in leadership at the workplace, are less likely to advance in their careers than men, and experience a widening pay gap as their careers progress.
1 in 4 Women: Lack of Access to Paid Family Leave is a Public Health Crisis
One in four mothers are forced to return to work less than 10 days after giving birth. This troubling statistic directly contributes to poor infant and maternal health outcomes, for which the U.S. ranks at the bottom compared to other similar industrialized nations.