MBPC Releases First in a Series of Reports on Paid Family and Medical Leave

Nov 19, 2015

Contacts:        Tara Jensen, 406-461-5782 tjensen@montanabudget.org Today the Montana Budget and Policy Center, released the first in a series of reports about paid family and medical leave would help Montana workers, businesses, and the broader state economy. As the vast majority of parents are working, this report highlights the need for workplace policies that help parents balance caregiving and career demands. This first report is an examination the evidence from state-initiated paid leave programs, and national studies to evaluate how paid leave benefits families, businesses, and the economy. Here is the complete report Paid Family and Medial Leave: Supporting Families, Businesses, and the Economy. Findings from the report include: Paid Leave Improves Working Families’ Financial Security and Health Paid Leave Helps Businesses Attract and Retain Skilled Workers Paid Leave Strengthens The Economy The Montana Budget and Policy Center (MBPC) is a nonprofit organization providing in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues. Our core focus is publishing credible, timely, and easy-to-understand reports on the fiscal policies that most impact low and moderate income Montanans. Our research and analysis then informs public policy, the media and the broader public. To learn more about MBPC, visit our website www.montanabudget.org. ###
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MBPC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing credible and timely research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues that impact low- and moderate-income Montana families.