Rate of economic hardship after unpaid vs. paid leave
A study found that the share of workers experiencing economic hardship if they took six weeks of unpaid leave was more than triple the rate if workers took paid leave.
Economic hardship is defined as family income below 200% of the federal poverty line. Data drawn from research that reviewed what happened with workers employed year-round who did not start off in economic hardship. The paid leave was based on the state of California's program.