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High-Wire Act: Balancing Families and Jobs at Precarious Points

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Publication Date: September 2004

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


This report, prepared by Levin-Epstein during an Ian Axford Fellowship in New Zealand, examines two work-leave policies: parental leave and sick days leave. It considers the implications of these policies, particularly for low-income families and for small businesses, in New Zealand and the United States.