Evaluation of the California Paid Family Leave Program

BACEI_PaidFamilyLeave_1.jpgWith support from UNITE-LA, the Small Business Majority and the Bay Area Council, the Bay Area Council Economic Institute conducted an evaluation of California’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) Program from 2004-2018 using data from the California Employment Development Department, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the California Department of Public Health. The research focused on PFL program utilization and how it has changed over time, the impact of PFL on labor force participation, and the impact of PFL on firms, particularly firm labor costs and exit rates. 

This report to the Governor’s PFL Task Force offers findings on the effect of Paid Family Leave to date, to inform what the possible effects of expanding the PFL program would be.




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