2/14/19: NEC w/ Aparna Mathur, AEI

  • 14 Feb 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW Washington DC


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Aparna Mathur

Resident Scholar, Economic Policy

American Enterprise Institute

"The Challenge and Opportunity of Paid Family Leave"

The issue of paid family and medical leave is getting more and more attention— and for good reason. Working class families are increasingly struggling with work-life balance. Access to paid leave has been shown to promote labor force attachment, especially for women, which is vital for economic growth. This is critical because research shows that the proportion of working women in the U.S. has fallen behind that of other countries, partially due to a lack of paid leave. At the same time, children do better since parents can leave work temporarily to care for them. While these benefits are well-documented in the literature, the critical challenge of providing paid leave is balancing the generosity of benefits provided and the costs imposed on employers, employees, and the federal coffer. Recently, a diverse group of academics, policy thinkers, and economists from across the ideological spectrum came together under the umbrella of the AEI-Brookings Working Group on Paid Leave to dissect this issue. At this talk, we will discuss some of the learnings from this diverse group, and their recommendations for a federal paid leave policy.”

Aparna Mathur is a resident scholar in economic policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where she researches income inequality and mobility, tax policy, labor markets, and small businesses. She also directs the AEI-Brookings Project on Paid Family and Medical Leave, for which she was recognized in the 2017 Politico 50 list. Read more here.

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