Statistics and Quotes about Paid Family Leave

Health of Baby


Benefit to Women

Keeps Moms off Public Assistance


 Fathers and Paid Family Leave

Few Employers Offer PFL

PFL Helps Low-Income Workers

Expenses of Raising Children

Helps Working Parents

PFL Helps Black/Hispanic Communities

Financial Insecurity Hurts Children

Benefits Businesses 

Only Industrialized Country without PFL

Fear of Fraudulent Use

  • “Another striking observation is that the vast majority of program users only make one claim over the ten-year period that we study: 80% (83%) of female (male) bonding claimants and 92% (93%) of female (male) caring claimants are observed with a single claim. Most of the remainder have two claims, and less than 2% of all PFL claimants have three or more claims. These findings are relevant for tempering concerns regarding frequent or even fraudulent use of PFL.” If fraud is not happening in CA… AEI - Learning from California: Trends and disparities in the nation’s first paid family leave program

Declining Rate of Childbirth

  • “The total fertility rate, meanwhile, which estimate the average number of children a woman could expect to have over her lifetime at current birth rates for each age, at 1.76 births per woman, is below the "replacement rate" for fertility That is the level that keeps populations stable (about 2.1 children per woman). And it is a considerable drop from a decade earlier, when the rate was 2.12 births per woman.
    America's Fertility Rate Continues It's Deep Decline
  • “The provisional number of births for the United States in 2017 was 3,853,472, down 2% from 2016 and the lowest number in 30 years. The general fertility rate was 60.2 births per 1,000 women aged 15–44, down 3% from 2016 and another and another record low for the United States.”
    CDC NVSS: Vital Statistics Surveillance Report

Public Support of PFL