WHO: The call will feature the study’s authors and experts on paid leave: Linda Houser, affiliate fellow, CWW and assistant professor at Widener University; Thomas P. Vartanian, professor at Bryn Mawr College; Karen White, director, Working Families Program, CWW; and Vicki Shabo, director of work and family programs, National Partnership.
WHEN: Thursday, Jan 19 at 1 p.m.
TO JOIN: To request an embargoed copy of the report on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to get dial-in information to join the call, or to request interviews with experts if you cannot make the call, contact Steve Manas, Rutgers Office of Media Relations, 732-932-7084, ext. 612, or Sadie Kliner, National Partnership for Women & Families, 202-986-2600.
BACKGROUND: With a growing need for family-friendly workplace policies, a new study commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation finds that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses and the public. Rutgers’ Center for Women and Work conducted the study, which looks at how taking paid family leave affects workers’ labor force participation, wages, and use of public assistance and food stamps. Among the conclusions:
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.