Thursday, August 5, 2021

Unmet Need For Paid Leave Persists, Even After COVID Benefits

From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity

Paid leave is another of the key issues that has been highlighted during the pandemic. Angela Rachidi, senior fellow and Rowe scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, has been following the issue for years and has been part of an AEI/Brookings Institution working group trying to find bipartisan approaches on paid family and medical leave policies. Rachidi has compiled new data on paid leave usage during the pandemic and she spoke with Spotlight about that recently, as well as the climate for bipartisan compromise on paid leave on Capitol Hill. The conversation has been lightly edited for content and length. Read the interview here