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The Power of the Bottom Line: Policy Implications of Cost Estimates for Paid Family Leave and Social Security

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Publication Date: June 2001

Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute

Author(s): Marilyn P. Watkins

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)

Keywords: Social Security; Privitization; Bankruptcy

Type: Report

Coverage: Washington


Considers cost estimates for implementation and funding a paid family leave program in Washington State in 2001. Describes the need for rational, nuanced, thorough and scholarly approaches to making projections and cost estimates that incorporate political consequences and policy outcomes.