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Paid Family Leave: Especially Good for Residents East of the River and DC’s Small Businesses

This is an excerpt of a blog written on December 12th, 2016 by Ilana Boivie for the DC Fiscal Policy Institute…

family-leavePaid family leave—adopted in an initial vote last Tuesday by the DC Council—is poised to make a big difference in the lives of workers, while also strengthening DC’s economy. The benefits will be broad, but especially helpful to some. Low-income communities of color will see tremendous gains in economic security and public health from having paid leave to care for themselves, a new child, or an ill family member. And small businesses will benefit from being able to provide a benefit to their workers that many currently cannot.

 

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