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Designing Inclusive Paid Leave Policy

Designing Inclusive Paid Leave Policy

September 27, 2017, 3:30 pm 4:45 pm

About the webinar: Join the National Academy of Social Insurance for an in-depth discussion of the challenges states face in designing inclusive paid family and medical leave programs. Panelists will discuss how policy design choices can affect coverage, costs, and benefits. Achieving inclusive leave programs requires consideration of the particular challenges facing low-income workers, individuals in different kinds of work arrangements, people with disabilities and their families, and workers providing care for an individual who may not fall within a biological or legal definition of family. The Academy will be releasing a policy brief, Social Insurance Approaches to Paid Family and Medical Leave: Design Challenges and State Pathways, in conjunction with this event. Each speaker will be presenting new research on paid family and medical leave.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Sarah Jane Glynn
    Senior Fellow, National Academy of Social Insurance 
  • Kali Grant
    Senior Policy Associate, Economic Security & Opportunity Initiative, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality
  • Katherine Gallagher Robbins
    Director, Family Policy, Center for American Progress
  • Anna Wadia (moderator)
    Senior Program Officer, Inclusive Economies, Ford Foundation