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Unfinished BusinessPaid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy$
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Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452383

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.001.0001

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Conclusions and Future Challenges

Conclusions and Future Challenges

Chapter:
(p.107) 6 Conclusions and Future Challenges
Source:
Unfinished Business
Author(s):

Ruth Milkman

Eileen Appelbaum

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452383.003.0006

This chapter discusses the implications of this book's findings for future public policy making in the area of work–family balance, suggesting ways in which the California paid family leave (PFL) program can be improved in the years to come. It is crucial to expand outreach and education efforts that specifically target groups with the least awareness of the PFL program. Hospitals, doctors, and health clinics should also be required to make PFL brochures and application forms available in their offices and facilities. Moreover, job protection should be extended to cover everyone who is eligible for PFL, not just those who already have such protection under other laws. Lastly, PFL should be extended to cover all California public employees as well as the level of wage replacement be increased from 55 percent of weekly earnings to 75 percent.

Keywords:   work–family balance, California, PFL program, PFL awareness, job protection, wage replacement

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