In this AEI Events Podcast, the members of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Family Leave discuss their report and their perspectives on paid family and medical leave. This is part 1 of the event, which includes the presentation of the report and further reflections on the report.

First, AEI’s Aparna Mathur, joined by the Brookings Institution’s Isabel V. Sawhill, explains the reasons for paid leave and the incomplete existing patchwork of state and private policies. Further reflections are provided by Abby M. McCloskey (McCloskey Policy LLC) and Jane Waldfogel (Columbia University).

This event took place on June 6, 2017.

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Published in: Culture, Domestic Policy

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  1. Chris Gregerson Member
    Chris Gregerson
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    Frankly, this just annoyed me. All I’m seeing is more folks not working, because that is what it is. I’m not in favor of making opportunities for people not working. Once we get the 20% of households without a worker changing that status then I may want to consider funding a group who doesn’t want to work.

     

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  2. Joseph Eagar Member
    Joseph Eagar
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    That’s an odd response, Chris, for a policy that encourages people to work, as opposed to women quitting their jobs the moment they give birth.

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  3. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
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    It’s disappointing to see AEI accept the Progressive premise that all of our lives should be ruled by “experts,” and the Socialist premise that the only way for something to happen is for government to force it under penalty of law,  denying people the liberty of determining for themselves what pay arrangements they want to make. Even the Brookings Institute participant acknowledged that employers respond to the demands of potential employees to institute leave policies, just that they don’t do it at the rate that the Progressive “experts” want.

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