Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave on Work and Caregiving of Older Adults

Joelle Abramowitz
Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research

Co-Investigators

  • Marcus Dillender, University of Illinois

Abstract

Paid family leave laws have the potential to alter older adults’ allocation of time spent in work and caregiving, which can in turn affect their own physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing. In 2004, California became the first state to require that employers provide paid family leave to their employees.  Using data from the Health and Retirement Study, this pilot project examines changes in older adults’ time spent in work and caregiving before and after California’s 2004 paid family leave law.

Outcomes

  • Abramowitz, Joelle and Marcus Dillender. Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave on Work and Caregiving of Older Adults. Association for Public Policy and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference, March 27-29, 2022. Washington, DC.